Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Alternanthera pungens Kunth in Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth
paper thorn, creeping chaffweed, spingflower alternanthera, khaki bur weed
Disturbed areas, Minor problem species
Origin: South America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Prostrate perennial with numerous branches arising from large tuberous rootstock, often rooting at nodes. The flowers emit a pungent odour and the fruits are extremely spiny.
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