Hi again! Have another unidentified plant.

Hi Judy. I found this plant on our land in Sedona , Az. I’ve never seen anything like it. The plant it fuzzy like a tomato plant and has crazy joker/ mustache seed pods. Thanks so much for your time!



Your plant has a few names, Devil’s Claw, Unicorn Plant, Devil’s Horn, Ram’s Horn, and Proboscidea louisianica (scientific name). Proboscidea is a type of flowering plant in the Martyniaceae family. Devil’s Claw Plants are low, spreading, bushy plants, about 1-2 ft. tall, with large, long-stemmed,  lobed leaves. The leaves of a Devil’s Claw plant can be 4- 5-inches wide and up to 12″ long. The flowers of a  Devil’s Claw plant are creamy-yellow, tubular, and five-lobed. The plants produce long, hooked seed pods. The hooks catch on the feet of animals, and as the animals walk, the pods are ground or crushed open, dispersing the seeds. A Devil’s Claw Plant is found in dry places in the deserts of southwestern California to Arizona, southern Nevada, to western Texas and northern Mexico.