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puncture vine
Tribulus terrestris
puncture vine Caltrop Family
Tribulus terrestris Zygophyllaceae
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English common names
  •puncture vine
  •Mexican sandbur
  •caltrop
Spanish common names
  •abrojo
  •roseta francesa
accepted scientific name
  •Tribulus terrestris L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Tribulus terrestris (101)
family name
  •Zygophyllaceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.25 to 0.5 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Compound
Plant Observed 3rd week of September thru 3rd week of May

How Likely at this Location (36%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Sand
Riparian
Desert
grid lines base