Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family).
Native of South America.
Occurrence: A weed of northern areas, growing most often on degraded land.
The spiny fruits help in seed dispersal. It may also be spread by dispersal of roots or stems. Khaki Weed is a noxious weed and Regionally Controlled in North Central Victoria.
Right: Khaki Weed, Murray Valley Highway, Kerang. Below: Kamarooka.