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Trailing Krameria (Krameria ixine)


This is not the sandbur of the Grass Family; however, its burs are just as spiny, though densely covered with white hairs. The flowers and short silky leaves grow on-prostrate-branches, up to 2 feet long, from a thick woody root. The 5 wine-red-sepals-may be mistaken for the petals, which are smaller and tinged with green, the upper 3 being united. The flowers are about 1 inch broad. Not conspicuous or abundant.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Zygophyllales

            • Family: Krameriaceae

              • Genus: Krameria