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

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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?
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.

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Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #4070076


Likely you are referring to Proboscidea:

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.


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