Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 2 feet to 5 feet
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Zone 9b. Root and all removed just before the "Goat Heads" dry.

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Creeping, thorny weed by Eigna_00 Jun 9, 2019 10:11 PM 2
Please help identify sticker plant by erinandpuppy Aug 18, 2018 12:46 PM 25
Identifying this weed by Peridot2017 Feb 21, 2017 1:43 PM 3
Madwort (Asperugo procumbens); nasty sticker by woofie Sep 24, 2015 6:38 PM 47
Goat Heads by Cassews Feb 25, 2014 3:13 PM 42
If you could permanently eradicate anything from your landscape ... by SongofJoy Jan 18, 2015 8:50 PM 522

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