Taxon  Report   8024 
Tribulus terrestris  L.
Puncture vine,  Puncturevine
Tribulus terrestris
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Tribulus terrestris
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Tribulus terrestris
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Tribulus terrestris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Tribulus terrestris
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Tribulus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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