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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Tribulus cistoides   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tribulus cistoides   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tribulus cistoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Jamaica Feverplant, Burr-nut


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image of Tribulus cistoides, Jamaica Feverplant, Burr-nut

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcystoides_bh

June    Monroe County    FL

Bahia Honda State Park

Leaves opposite, leaflets softly hairy, per Everglades Wildflowers.


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image of Tribulus cistoides, Jamaica Feverplant, Burr-nut

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcystoides_bh2

June    Monroe County    FL

Bahia Honda State Park

Flowers about 1" wide. Fruit 5/8" wide, hard and armed with 4 stout spines, per Everglades Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Tribulus cistoides   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tribulus cistoides   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tribulus cistoides

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1527

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Africa

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 10-20 leaflets
Opposite
Petioles > 2cm long

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, of 2 lengths

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp

 

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