Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).
Other names: Cocklebur.
Native of southern Europe and Asia.
Occurrence: An uncommon weed of the Central Goldfields. It is widespread weed in warmer climates.
Bathurst Burr is a declared noxious weed and Regionally Conrolled in central Victoria.
The fruit sticks to the fur of animals, particularly sheep, which helps its dispersion. In South America it is used as a medicinal plant, and as a source of dye. It is an annual.