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Chicken Flower Little reptating plant common on the sides of paths in Chichen. Shrubs or herbaceous plants are annual, prostrate or erect reaching up to 1 meter high. It has pinnate leaves with narrow stipules. The flowers are yellow or orange. The flowers and fruits are similar to Tribulus. The fruits are divided into 10 one-seeded nuts each.<br />
Habitat: Sides of paths and roads.<a href="http://www.cicy.mx/sitios/flora" rel="nofollow">http://www.cicy.mx/sitios/flora</a> digita... ID has been provided by experts in Yucatan flora Big caltrop,Geotagged,Kallstroemia maxima,Mexico,Summer,kallstroemia maxima Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Chicken Flower

Little reptating plant common on the sides of paths in Chichen. Shrubs or herbaceous plants are annual, prostrate or erect reaching up to 1 meter high. It has pinnate leaves with narrow stipules. The flowers are yellow or orange. The flowers and fruits are similar to Tribulus. The fruits are divided into 10 one-seeded nuts each.
Habitat: Sides of paths and roads.http://www.cicy.mx/sitios/flora digita... ID has been provided by experts in Yucatan flora

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  1. The link above is not working but I did find others.
    Interesting that this plant is regarded as a herbal 'Viagra'!
    Posted 4 years ago
  2. I did not know of this herbal use! Thanks for your help, Claire! Posted 4 years ago

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Prostrate herb with ascending stem tips; leaves opposite, once-pinnately compound, even-pinnate; leaflet shape variable in detail, but generally oblong-elliptic with acute apices and asymmetric bases, especially so on the terminal leaflets; flowers axillary; petals yellow or pale orange; fruits spiny.
The word "caltrop" is a fine, old one, going back at least a thousand years. One kind of caltrop is an iron ball equipped with four spikes disposed so that when the ball lies on the ground one.. more

Similar species: Calthrops And Ratanies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Jul 5, 2016. Captured Sep 11, 2011 17:13 in Unnamed Road, Yucatán, Mexico.
  • SP550UZ
  • f/4.5
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO50
  • 9.84mm