It is a flowering plant of the family Fabaceae.
This is an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
The most effective methods are hand pulling or chemical controls. They reproduce easily by seed, which are generally dispersed on water. The seed can lie dormant in the soil for up to three years before ideal conditions cause it to germinate. Yanking out every small seedling as they appear is one option.
Chemical controls take less time. When using herbicides for controlling cocklebur, it is recommended that you use this only as a last resort.