Tribulus Terrestris

What is this? A goathead? A sticker-weed? Punctureweed? Thorn plant? Professor Harris, who taught my Biology this past semester, said that some people call it a Caltrop, but I think the scientific name is most appropriate.

Tribulus Terrestris… Tribulation of the Earth. Isn’t it the truth?  And yet when I hear the word Tribulation, it’s typically at church, and also typically associated with learning. We’re supposed to learn from our trials, right? The only thing I’ve learned from this plant is that there is most certainly Evil in this world.

Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus Terrestris
Mary saying "I've got tribulations all over my shoes!"
I have tribulations all over my shoes!