Sandbur, Field

Cenchrus incertus

Field Sandbur



ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual or perennial
Growth Habit:Rhizomatous
Propagation: Seed and rhizomes
Ligule: Fringe of hairs
Auricles: Absent
Vernation: Folded
Collar: Divided at midrib
Root Type: Fibrous
Seedhead Color: Green to purple


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence:  DCPA, Dimethenamid-P, Dithiopyr, Pendimethalin, Simazine
  • Post Emergence:  Bromacil, Halosulfuron, Metribuzin, Simazine


Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.