buffalo bur

buffalo bur

noun
North American nightshade with prickly foliage and racemose yellow flowers 
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buffalo bur

(Solanum rostratum), plant of the nightshade family Solanaceae (order Solanales), native to high plains east of the Rocky Mountains from North Dakota to Mexico. It bears small yellow flowers from May to September.

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