Tribulus terrestris, known also as puncture vine, small caltrops or goat’s head, is an annual medicinal herb belonging to the Zygophyllaceae family. The hairy stems bear hairy, opposite leaves and small, elliptic leaflets. The flowers are yellow with 5 petals and 5 sepals. The flowering is followed by the production of capsules. All the parts of the puncture vine are widely used in medicine because of their many health benefits.
|Common Name||Puncture vine/ |
|Botanical name||Tribulus terrestris|
|Height||10 -> 80 cm|
|Bloom Time||April -> September|
|Plant Type||Herb, Medicinal, |
|Used Parts||Whole plant|
|Plant Uses||Medicine, Ornamental|
|USDA Zone||Tell us|
|Soil pH||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Propagation||by seeds / by sowing, |
by division, Self sows
|Pests/ Diseases||weevils: Microlarinus|
lareynii et M. lypriformis
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