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Proboscidea louisianica 
Devils Claw

Item #: 3145
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Annual
Bloom: June-Sept
Height: 1-2 feet
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.

1 pkt - $6.00



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X        X                Dry Medium 



for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of the Western Plains


The large flowers of this interesting, upright to sprawling plant are over 2 inches long, pink to pale lavender and mottled with purple and yellow. When in bloom, the trumpet-shaped flowers are exotic-looking. The plant is named for its oddly shaped fruit, a fleshy, curved pod tipped by a long beak that splits into two hooks or claws when dry. These “claws” easily become entangled in the fur, tails or hooves of animals which thereby disperse the seeds. The young seedpods are often picked and eaten like okra.

Leaves of Devils Claw are actually very soft, they almost feel like a homegrown peach covered with little thin hairs (above)


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