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Small Caltrops

Tribulus terrestris


The tiny fruit of this plant can be extremely painful if you tread on them. They are a pain here where they get picked up by shoe soles while out walking then fall out unnoticed at home and get trodden on by bare feet!


Limestone outcrop in foothills of los Serranos mountains.


My Mediterranean plant book gives this the common name of Maltese Cross but that same name is more commonly used for Lychnis chalcedonica which is not listed in the book.

1 species ID suggestions

loarie a year ago
puncture vine
Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris - Wikipedia

Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 39.69, Long: -0.67

Spotted on Oct 3, 2016
Submitted on Oct 8, 2016

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