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Sonoran Desert Plants
Tribulus terrestris Linnaeus (Puncture Vine,Goathead,torito,toboso,Caltrop)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Tribulus terrestris Linnaeus

 Tribulus terrestris Linnaeus

Habitat: roadsides,disturbed areas,yards,disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: opposite pinnate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: Mar. to Oct.
Spines: spiny fruits
Family: Zygophyllaceae (caltrop family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 62 (7.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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