Proboscidea louisianica
(Ram's Horn)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Ram's Horn, Devil's Claw, Unicorn-plant, Common Devil's Claw, Aphid Trap, Louisiana Unicorn Plant, Purple-flowered Devil's Claw, Goat's Head, Elephant Tusks, Louisiana Devil's Claw
    Synonyms: Proboscidea louisiana
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - September
    Status: Native

Proboscidea louisianica, or Ram's Horn, is an annual native to the southern and central United States; it is adventive in other parts of the US. It grows in moist, sandy soils.

There are several species of Proboscidea in the US, but this species is easily distinguished by its large pink flowers with yellow centers.

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