Spiny-bur, Paraguay Bur
Acanthospermum australe

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthospermum (a-kanth-oh-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: australe (aw-STRAL-ee) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From woody stem cuttings

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 15, 2010, IRFAN_LODHI from faisalabad
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

Acanthospermum australe
some common names (Acanthospermum australe (Paraguayan starburr, Ihi kukae hipa, Paraguay bur, Paraquay starbur, Pipili, Sheepbur, Spiny-bur, syn. Acanthospermum xanthioides) ...
Is a widespread groundcover (dicotyledon) herbal medicinal plant .