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Proboscidea parviflora ssp. parviflora

Proboscidea parviflora (Woot.) Woot. & Standl. ssp. parviflora

Doubleclaw, Devil's Claw, Unicorn Plant

Pedaliaceae (Sesame Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall by 3 feet across. With sufficient moisture may reach 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Mature fruit, when split open, displays two long thin horns or claws.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CA , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Disturbed soil of arroyos, pastures, roadsides, washes, gravelly flats, rocky slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Proboscidea parviflora ssp. parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Proboscidea parviflora ssp. parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Proboscidea parviflora ssp. parviflora


Record Modified: 2020-09-21
Research By: CBR

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