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Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine

Zygophyllaceae Tribulus terrestris

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Zygophyllaceae Family
Desert Date Syrian Rue, Harmal Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine Puncturevine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine, and Goathead

Tribulus Genus
Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine Puncturevine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine, and Goathead

Location

Noth America. Native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World in southern Europe, southern Asia, throughout Africa, and in northern Australia. It can thrive even in desert climates and poor soil.


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Zygophyllaceae
Zygophyllales
Zygophyllales
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
General Information

The Goathead is an Flowering Annual.

Many pinnately compound leaflets per leaf.
Small yellow flowers with five petals.
The seeds are very trecherous, and cause the barefoot gardener a great deal of agony. The shoed gardener can't escape the tribulation either, for these spikey burrs stick in bunches to your shoes, and you can walk on them for miles without destroying the seeds. Then they fall off of your shoes when you take them off in your house providing fun for the whole family.
This irritating seed is also famous for popping bike tires.
In some places it is known as the Caltrop, which is a four-spiked weapon, placed on the ground to stop people, and wheeled vehicles.

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Medicial: Purported to increase hormone levels and libido.
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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Tribulus
Species: T. terrestris
Binomial name

Tribulus terrestris
This pest causes problems by:
Wounding Gardeners. It attacks the gardeners foot.
It is one of the worst weeds that I encounter. These irritate for years, as some of them that I pull out of my feet are years old.
How to get rid of it:
Get some gloves and pull them up as soon as you identify them. Their taproot is easy to rip out.

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests
Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests - July 29, 2009

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests
Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests - July 29, 2009

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests
Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests - MrFlores

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests

Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests
Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine - Pests - MrFlores

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests
Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests - MrFlores

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests
Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests - MrFlores

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests

Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests
Goat Head, Puncture Vine - Pests - MrFlores

Comment: Goat head, Puncture vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine, Tribulus terrestris

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MrFlores
MrFlores

Thank you Thunder!

June 15, 2010
10:13:55
Thunder
Thunder

Great shots!!!
June 14, 2010
23:54:12

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June 14, 2010
22:10:56

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