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Tribulus terrestris (puncturevine; puncture vine; caltrop; Mexican sandbur; goathead; bullhead; Texas sandbur)


Wikipedia Abstract

Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family (Zygophyllaceae) widely distributed around the world, that is adapted to grow in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive. It is an invasive species in North America. Like many weedy species, this plant has many common names, including goat's-head, bindii, bullhead, burra gokharu, Bhakhdi, caltrop, small caltrops, cat's-head, devil's eyelashes, devil's-thorn, devil's-weed, puncture vine, puncturevine, and tackweed.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual/Biennial
Structure [2]  Herb
Height [1]  24 inches (0.6 m)
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