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Puncture-vine - Tribulus terrestris
Other Names:  Puncturevine

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0


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General Description
Taprooted, mat-forming annual. Stems prostrate 10–40 cm. Herbage strigose. Leaves opposite, even-pinnate; leaflets 6 to 16, ovate, ca. 5 mm long. Flowers: petals yellow, 3–5 mm long; stamens 10; ovary 5-lobed. Fruit a schizocarp, each 2-seeded mericarp with two large spines 2–6 mm long and numerous fine bristles (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout the U.S.; native to southern Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 19

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly soil of streambanks, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Predicted Suitable Habitat Model

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Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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