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Devil's Claw - Probiscidea parviflora

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New Mexico, USA

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A true arid lands food and fiber plant. Young green, fuzzy pods are similar to okra, mature seeds have been used as food or for oil, and mature pods (the β€œclaws”) were used for basketry.

Handsome plant needs very little water. Looks succulent and almost like a squash with fuzzy leaves. Fun to touch. Lovely pink flowers. Needs well drained soil and full sun, but quite carefree. Grows to approx 1’ by 2’.

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Looking for: Interested in plants/seeds that can grow in zone 8a, preferably. Especially plants for desert or hot regions. Interested in all sorts of plants useful in permaculture, unusual legumes and other nitrogen fixers, fragrant plants, vines of many sorts, heat tolerant veggies, and native SW plants.