Proboscidea louisianica, Devil's Claw


Historical Uses:

The Shoshoni were reported to use the dried pods to make black dye

Special Notes:

The rough, black seed coating can be trimmed off with small clippers. The seed can then be sown directly. Germination should occur in as little as 3 days.

  • Listing ID: 2892
  • Duration: Annual
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-2
  • Stratification: Remove black seed coat and direct sow
  • Bloom Time: July-August
  • Family: Pedaliaceae (Sesame)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
  • Latin Name: Proboscidea louisianica
  • Common Name: Devil's Claw
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255