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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Another thorny weed

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(Zone 10a)

July 23, 2002
6:34 AM

Post #36952

This one is another beauty of a flower, but its fruit will turn out to be a thorny little ball as can be seen there. Getting a prick in the foot is as painful as we can imagine. What is it named?

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(Zone 4b)

July 23, 2002
7:18 AM

Post #309420

Some kind of Potentilla?
Sodwana Bay KZN
South Africa

July 23, 2002
9:14 AM

Post #309437

I think this one is Tribulus terrestris, family Zygophyllaceae, a spreading South African annual growing in warm areas.
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2002
2:17 AM

Post #310019

That nasty thing grows here in Arizona, too. Punctures bicycle tires and bare feet. Ouch!


(Zone 10a)

July 24, 2002
3:55 AM

Post #310146

Yes that is the one. Thanks Maddy. Ouch and Groan are the words to describe the experience!
Kearney, NE
(Zone 5a)

July 29, 2002
8:19 AM

Post #313977

Maddy is right. It is commonly known as Puncturevine in the midwest. It reseeds like crazy.

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