Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1528

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on dunes, sandy roadsides, ballast, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 102-01-001:
Tribulus terrestris   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

 

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