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Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia)
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Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia)

General: Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia) is a perennial forb with unusually large, shiny green leaves that looks like it belongs in a well-watered garden. The leaves and stems are glandular hairy. The flowers are bright yellow to orange, and the fruit is a long horn that splits down the middle to release the seeds, forming the characteristic "devil's claw."

Devil's Claw is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly soils on desert flats into the lower bajadas in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) life zone.

Around Las Vegas, look for Devil's Claw down in southern California and in southern Arizona.

Family: Sesame (Pedaliaceae)

Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia) Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia)
Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia) Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia)
Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia) Devil's Claw (Proboscidea althaeifolia)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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