Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.
Flowering time : July. August. September. October.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Humid and disturbed soils. Torrents.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A broad-leaved plant, clear green in colour, and soft to the touch, reminiscent of he leaves of some Malvaceae. The female capitula are ovoid and covered with spiny emergences, with two beak-shaped emergences on the upper half. (for the description of Xanthium capitolum consult the entry forXanthium spinosum). Lives in wet soils of disturbed areas. Flowers in the summer and fall. Species introduced from the Americas.
Status : Alien species.