OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Zygophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 102-01-001:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Puncture-weed, Caltrop, Devil's-thorn, Puncture Vine


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 102-01-001:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

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

 

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1528

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

Rare

Habitat: dunes, sandy roadsides, ballast, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Fruit armed with 2-4 spreading spines

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound: 8-10 & 12-18 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens

Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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