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Zygophyllaceae (Tribulus terrestris)


Biology and Management

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Puncturevine Seedling (link to large image)

Puncturevine Flowers (link to large image)

Puncturevine Seedling Puncturevine Flowers

Puncturevine Mature Plant (link to large image)

Puncturevine is an annual. Plants form mat with trailing stems 3 to 5 feet in length. Hairy leaves are opposite and divided into four to eight pairs of leaflets. Fruits consist of five sharp, piercing spines.
Puncturevine Mature Plant


This section contains information on identification of the different life stages of Puncturevine.  Select Biology and Management from the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.