Calflora
Taxon  Report   6874    
Proboscidea louisianica  (Mill.) Thell.  ssp. louisianica 
Common devil's claw,  Ram's horn
Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
© 2014 Robert F Norris
Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Martynia louisiana
PLANTS: Martynia louisianica
PLANTS: Martynia proboscidea
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More information about  Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PRLOL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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