Here was a surprise visitor. In a flower pot – never saw one before. It was fast growing, flowered within two weeks.
Had trouble identifying it until is bore seed, which was also very fast.
Why I’ll be if it ain’t a great horny toad! Or more like a horned devil seed, reminded be of a water caltrop seed (which I’ve discussed here before), and lo, and behold, they’re cousins – tribulus terrestris it’s called. Not native to North America but invasive here.
It’s funny how either new things keep appearing, or one is noticing things that may have been there but never previously noticed, or both. I’ll let the thing finish out the season, put the seeds in my horned devil seed collection, and hope that next year I don’t start seeing more of them. I do walk around outside with bare feet and those little seeds sure look nasty. One of the other names for it is puncture vine