Sunday, September 14, 2008

Devil's Claw

This is what a Devil's Claw looks like before its the familiar looking, dried up pod most people think of when they hear the term Devil's Claw.

Kind of looks like an out-of-place pumpkin patch here.

Nice looking flower

Here is the fruit starting to grow. The long curved part is what will eventually dry up and split open forming the 'devil's claw'

Such large leaves should be an open buffet line for a host of insects, but this one doesn't seem to have many takers. The leaves and stems have kind of dewy/sticky hairs all over - must not be very tasty. This was about all the damage I saw.

If this one makes it far enough, I'll post some pictures of the final pod, too.

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