Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)


Tribulus Terrestris, or more commonly know as Puncturevine, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Tribulus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Tribulus Terrestris or Puncturevine's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Tribulus
  • Family: Zygophyllaceae
  • Order: Sapindales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) CAN (W)
  • State Noxious Status: AZ (PNW RGNW) CA (CW) CO (CW) IA (SNW) ID (NW) NC (CBW) NV (NW) OR (BDW Q) WA (CBW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: AZ (puncturevine) CA (puncturevine) CO (puncturevine) IA (puncturevine) ID (puncturevine) NC (puncturevine) NV (puncturevine) OR (puncturevine) WA (puncturevine)

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