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Date Photo Taken: 01/31/2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: NHinkle
Found in hairband of individual around Atlanta. Approximately 5 mm plant part (achene?).
I think this is a small cocklebur seed. Smaller than normal but within the size range reported in Wikipedia, “cocklebur seeds are produced in a hard, spiny, globose or oval double-chambered, single-seeded bur 0.32–0.79 inches (0.81–2.0 cm) long.” Photo from OSU: http://seedbiology.osu.edu/seed_id/asteraceae/xanthium_strumarium.html
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