Plant ID forum: Devil's Claw (Proboscidea)

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 27, 2011 7:59 PM CST
Can anyone tell me what this plant is that has sprung up in my garden?

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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Sep 28, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Looks like Devil's claw too me!! Where did you get it?
Marie
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2011 8:55 AM CST
May be Proboscidea, an Arizona native wildflower:

http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/2215/proboscidea-parvif...

http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/2211/proboscidea-louisi...


Edited to add: Maybe it was a hitchhiker? http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0801.htm


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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Sep 28, 2011 10:10 AM CST
Yep that is the botanical name Smiling
Marie
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2011 10:47 AM CST
Marie: They sure are interesting plants, but from reading this I don't think I'd want to touch one:

http://www.carnivorousplants.org/seedbank/species/Proboscide...

http://www.google.com/search?q=proboscidea+louisianica&hl=en...
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Sep 28, 2011 12:33 PM CST
I have the perenial one that I got this past summer and I did not notice any smell. It went dormant fairly quick though I will have to pay attention to it next year when it wakes up.
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Sep 29, 2011 7:54 AM CST
Poor thing...who wants a plant called Devil's Snot? Somebody really hates that plant....
I could be wrong...
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Sep 30, 2011 7:09 AM CST
I didn't plant it, it just showed up all on it's own...Don't remember every planting anything by that name either... I haven't done any seeding in ages...

























Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Sep 30, 2011 7:16 AM CST
Surprises are fun, but that one is a doozy..lol. Marie, what warrants planting it? Does it have more to offer in the perennial form?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Sep 30, 2011 8:25 AM CST
Just a cool and unusual plant. I love the seed pods too.
Marie
Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Alan, it was probably a gift from animals or birds passing through your property. We sometimes get nice surprises from wildlife and sometimes not so nice if it's weeds or unwanted pest plants.
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Steven
Oct 1, 2011 5:05 PM CST
I love the foliage on it! How big is the entire plant?

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