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Small Caltrops

Tribulus terrestris

Description:

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!

Habitat:

Limestone outcrop in foothills of los Serranos mountains.

Notes:

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
loarie 4 months 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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