burrs

Paul Atkins PVANGRG at ix.netcom.com
Sat Sep 17 15:54:01 EST 1994


In <358570$76q at news.asu.edu> appell at imap1.asu.edu writes: 

>
>When hiking in the woods in the eastern US, one often acquires burrs 
>sticking to the clothing (especially socks).  Dogs with long fur get them 
>a lot too.  Can anyone tell me what plant these burrs come from?
>
>E-mail to me would be OK.  Thanks.
>
>David
>appell at asu.edu
>
>
>

I remember those burrs on the East Coast.  In the SF Bay Area in California we
have a small yellow flower called burr clover that ends up as a small burr that is
very similar to the East Coast version but only about 1/8" - 1/4" in diameter.



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