Plant ID forum: Devil's Claw (Proboscidea louisianica)

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forhorsmn
Aug 16, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Found in Cooke County Texas dry creek bed. Leaves are 5-6 inches wide. Flowers are light pink almost white.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Devil's Claw (Proboscidea louisianica)
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forhorsmn
Aug 16, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Thank you very much for the fast response. I've never seen anything like this.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2015 6:55 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2015 10:56 AM CST
I agree, it does look to be P. louisianica, more photos here for comparison:
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRLO
http://www.backyardnature.net/n/h/devlclaw.htm

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Swayback
Aug 22, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Watch out!
I grow these on purpose but they can be trouble!
They're apparently a burr from back when North America was full of large herbivores... I can't imagine having one tangled around my ankle... Oh wait! Yea I can!
But atleast I could take it off!

The seeds are quite tasty, even raw!

Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!

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