Devil's Claw
Proboscidea louisianica (Miller) ThellungMartyniaceae

common name synonyms: Ram's Horn, Aphid Trap, Unicorn Plant, Purple-flowered Devil's Claw

scientific name synonyms: Martynia louisiana, M. proboscidea, P. jussieui, P. louisiana

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Asteridae

order: Scrophulariales

growth form: herb

life history: annual

level of invasiveness: invasive

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: Yes

type of introduction: Accidental

number of vectors: 4.0

introduced range: Croatia, Portugal, Russia, France, Britain

native range: North America, Mexico (Central America)

notes: 1912 ref. via Flora Europaea (M?m. Soc. Nat. Sci. Cherbourg 38: 480 (1912)), naturalized as a weed (Fl Eur 1964); naturalized in Russia, Europe and Australia; weed in US

invasiveness notes: invasive

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth