General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Malodorous
Other: Leaves and all other parts of the plant are covered in sticky, glandular hairs.
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 1 to 2 inch long hairy, curved beaked pod.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
White
Yellow
Other: Creamy-white to creamy-yellow to lavender, spotted with purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant

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Common names
  • Devil's Claw
  • Proboscis flower
  • Ram's horn
  • Unicorn plant

Photo Gallery
Photo by pinkiris
Photo by poisondartfrog
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 10-22-2018
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11

Date: c. 1807
illustration from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 1807
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-08
Location: Summeville, SC
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2017-07-26
Location: Medina Co., Texas
Date: July 2006
Devil's Claw
Location: Michigan
Date: 2019-05-29
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Beautiful... by wcgypsy Mar 8, 2013 8:41 AM 1

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