Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Plant Identification: SOLVED: KANSAS - native plant "devil's claw" seed pods

Communities > Forums > Plant Identification
bookmark
Forum: Plant IdentificationReplies: 3, Views: 33
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
eden100
Edinburg, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2007
12:37 AM

Post #4069938

When I was a kid my uncle, who had a farm in western Kansas, showed me a dried seed pod that he called "devil's claw". As I recall, it was similar to a milkweed pod only the end of the pod had a long thorn like thing that curled. When the pod split the thorn also split and thus appeared to be a weird claw like thing. I have never seen them anywhere since. They would be really nice in a dried flower arrangement. Can anyone identify the plant?
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2007
12:42 AM

Post #4070030

Kind of reminds me of velvetleaf. Partly because it is so common and sort of interesting.

Thumbnail by bigcityal
Click the image for an enlarged view.

WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #4070076

Hello,

Likely you are referring to Proboscidea:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/333/

WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #4070093

Over the years, I've grown various types, but have
really enjoyed the hohokamiana; which have pink flowers
and long hooks.

:-)

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Plant Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub dave 86 Nov 11, 2013 6:20 PM
SOLVED: Can Anyone Help Gayl 9 Jun 23, 2014 4:57 AM
SOLVED: help identify herb seeds????? dignbloom 6 Nov 4, 2010 8:08 PM
SOLVED: Mystery perennial dave 19 May 28, 2010 1:24 PM
SOLVED: Name my aloe??? tom1953 21 Jul 15, 2012 1:32 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America