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apedavidJanuary 6, 2009

We are trying to identify this.

It is about a 1/4 inch in size.

Thanks

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

It looks like the seed of puncturevine, Tribulus terrestris.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 10:24AM
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apedavid

What would be the result of a person eating this ?

    Bookmark   January 11, 2009 at 10:06AM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

If you ate this off the ground, it would hurt. Goathead on the plant while still green would hurt a bit less.

Some say that there are medicinal properties attributed to the seeds, per the link below, but I say if you have it on your property, kill it as I'm a bicyclist, and speaking for all of us, it is a scourge.

Dan

Here is a link that might be useful: Wiki on Tribulus t.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2009 at 12:43PM
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