Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Zygophyllaceae
(Caltrop Family)


The Zygophyllaceae have opposite, usually pinnately divided leaves. They have five petals and sepals. These are plants that usually live in desert or dry climates.

Kallstroemia grandiflora (Orange Caltrop)
Kallstroemia parviflora (Warty Caltrop)
Larrea tridentata var. tridentata (Creosote Bush)
Peganum harmala (African Rue)
Tribulus terrestris (Puncture Vine, Goathead)


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