Spermolepis echinata (Nutt. ex DC.) A. Heller - Bristly Scaleseed
Family - Apiaceae
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste places.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This little weedy species can be found in southern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its glabrous, divided leaves, minute white flowers, and hooked-bristle fruits. The divisions of the leaves are very thin and minutely mucronate at the apex.
Photographs taken at Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, AL., 6-4-06.