this was removed from a field and brought home to get a pict for the PDB
I am trying to get a clear picture of the thorns--
On the disturbed edge of a road construction site in Oldsmar, FL - Late September 2005
Amaranthus spinosus is a common barnyard weed here in west KY
Close up of Amaranthus spinosus. Late Sept, west KY
Growing in dry creekbed, central Ohio. August 2007.
Close-up of stem, showing paired nodal spines.