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Tribulus cistoides L.
Punctureweed, Burrnut, Jamaican feverplant

Tribulus cistoides
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 2016.
Naturalized at County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

Family: Zygophyllaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Africa; now a widespread weed.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Tribulus cistoides available from :

Tribulus cistoides has been found in the following 50 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loggerhead Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Military Trail Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Miramar Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Scrub Oak Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
South Beach Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Not Native, Naturalized
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Tribulus cistoides has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Tribulus cistoides has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

All Images:

Tribulus cistoides
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 2016.
Naturalized at County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Tribulus cistoides
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 2014
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Tribulus cistoides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton