name: Goat's Head
Latin name: Tribulus terrestris
Flowers: April to October
Flower size: 1/4" to 3/8"
Found in: Plains
Height: 2" to 4"
Native species: No Useful in garden: No
Along 38th Ave. in Wheatridge, Co.
Wildflower: Goat's Head Tribulus
Field notes: If you know anything about botanical Latin... you
know that Tribulus terrestris means trouble. Goat's Head is a mat
forming annual that produces those nasty stickers that easily gives
bicycles flat tires, hence its other common name, Puncture
Goat's Head is easy to eradicate by spraying with the weed
killer Round Up
but when the soil is disturbed, seed that has laid in the ground
for years makes its way to the surface bringing Goat's Head back to life again.