New Mexico Wildflowers: Caltrop Family

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Caltrops (Kallstroemia)


Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

Albuquerque is at the extreme northern end of the range for Creosote Bush in New Mexico.


Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)

Look for a ground-hugging mat of small, finely divided leaves, along with yellow five-petaled flowers. The fruit is hard and spiny enough to puncture bicycle tires. It's also a good reason to not go barefoot in Albuquerque city parks.