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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Proboscidea louisianica

Proboscidea louisianica (Mill.) Thell.

Louisiana Devil's-claw, Devil's claw, Ram's-horn, Unicorn Plant, Proboscis Flower

Pedaliaceae (Sesame Family)

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1175

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1175.pdf
Collection Date: 2008-07-03
Accession Number: LBJWC-1175
Collection Number: 1175
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Marr, M., Atchison, A.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 32E
Phytoregion_full: Texas Blackland Prairies
State: Texas
County: Hays
Municipality: San Marcos
Geog_area: Purgatory Creek Watershed
Location: Purgatory Creek Greenbelt

Latitude: 29.868770
Longitude: -97.966690
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

land_owner: City of San Marcos

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Polygonum pensylvanicum, Sorghum halepense, Solanum rostratum, Muhlenbergia utilis, Celtis laevigata, Ehretia anacua
Aspect: NE
Geology: Alluvium derived from limestone
Soil Texture: Sandy loam (dark brown 10YR 3/4)

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 230 plants sampled.
Population Size: 600
Specimen Notes: Marr, M.:In field:3 JUL 2008

Inventory Data

MSB: 5000 seeds
NCGRP: 791 seeds
LBJWC: 1848 seeds
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