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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Solanum rostratum

Solanum rostratum - Buffalobur

Solanum rostratum - Buffalobur

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Species: Solanum rostratum
Common name: buffalobur

Seedling identification: Cotyledons are very rounded and have a purple ring on the margins. First true leaves are lobed and have conspicuous veins, becoming more so as they mature. Mature plants are armed with spines on the stems.

 

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