Monday, October 8, 2012

mystery plant

Name this strange plant - two of which were found on Chuck and Aunt Kathy's property. 
 
Got another pole concreted in for the pole barn...Ben inspected the work.   Carey is the big winner yesterday....send me an email with the size you want and a mailing address.  70,80,49,0,B,0

18 comments:

Bruce S said...

Some kind of a cross between okra and a pepper?

Gary said...

devil's claw

Checkout some of the art made from these:
google "devil's claws art" images!

You've probably seen them after they split

remmij said...

did the lad "BenPrint" the cement - did you coin it?
hoofin it

periferio said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloxinia_(genus)

https://www.google.fi/search?q=gloxinia&hl=fi&sa=N&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=scJzUKzpN6Ta4QSiloDgBg&ved=0CCoQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=681

???

Indyanny said...


My first thought was okra

Mike Vires said...

cLooks like my photos of Devil's Claw except the flower should be yellow

periferio said...

https://www.google.fi/search?q=Martyniaceae&sugexp=chrome,mod%3D0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=fi&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=LvFzUIrKAcWA4gTV-4C4DA&biw=1366&bih=645&sei=MvFzUOfBMKHV4gTMr4CABw

mike said...

my last thought was okra

pamit said...

Yep, devil's claw. There is a pink flowered species of this plant in the southwest.

botaniker said...

Not okra, not remotely related. Devils claw or unicorn plant, Proboscidea SP. Several species of Proboscidea with varying lavender, yellow or purple flowers.

Bigfoot and Littlefoot said...

Devil's Claw fer shur.

Caren

Bigfoot and Littlefoot said...

Oh, and the picture you were asking about last week--the giant weed--is a species of amaranth.

Allen Hare said...

Little Ben knows that Daddy's up to something.

FJR said...

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PRLOF&photoID=prfr3_2v.jpg

Rams horn

tffnguy said...

Devil's Claw and the seeds are good to eat after they dry out. I haven't seen them for years though. Did I say the seeds are good to eat. Taste good to.

Rice Gallery said...

devils claw, seeds aew edible and i saw a book in alpine for cooked young pods and pickled pods. it seems to grow great out there save the seeds and experiment.
davidtoday

mwsmarc said...

John, we have this plant a lot up here and it is sometimes called a "gourd" because of the useless fruit it puts on. It is very invasive and prolific and I would advise digging up and destroying every one you find.

Morgan said...

That is Devils Claw as others have said,no need to destroy it. I love to make Christmas tree ornaments out of them once they dry out. They also make nice photo holders. : )