In the vacant lot behind our house, two little blooms, June 19. Each bloom will become a cluster of stickers. I think they come three per cluster, but I've not ever really examined a scientific sample of them. They're WEEDS!
One is growing next to a lily plant in my yard. Those in the sun and on flat dirt lie close to the ground. Those where they're getting water stand up.
Other people's descriptions:
This has fun close-up photos. Socorro Fat Tire Cycling
Seems innocent, doesn't it? Just a few stray, ground-hugging weeds overgrowing the middle of the road. Nothing to worry about! You've jumped stumps higher than your helmet. You've descended rock-strewn cliffs that would scare a mountain goat. You are not afraid of mere weeds!
Another bicyclist warning others about goatheads here barbwired.com/andy/PunctureVine.
Here's a site selling weevils to kill "punctureweed," and goathead-proof dog shoes They also has a good page on how and where goatheads grow, and some photos.
SLIGHTLY related... Goathead Records "a non-hierarchical, independent, radical record collective which plans to do a lot more than just put out records"
Nice art on their facebook page, and the video at the link above has an animated hot air balloon gag, plus my daughter speaks a bit on the video at their indiegogo page.
It's a good cause, if you like to support local musicians and people learning skills just because they want to!