This is one of the world's most durable and ingenious hitchhikers.
It can also be one of the most painful if you get a claw imbedded in your seed capsules of devil's claws are clearly adapted for hitchhiking on the hooves of large grazing animals; however, with the exception of introduced livestock and people (and possibly desert bighorn sheep), there are few native North American animals living within the present range of devil's claws that are capable of dispersing these large hitchhikers.
In his fascinating book, Plants and Planet (1974), Anthony Huxley (son of Julian Huxley) eloquently describes the hitchhiking pods as "hookers." The fresh green pods (and dried black seed capsules) were important items in the cultures of many Native American tribes of the southwestern United States, and are still used to this day for food and in basketry.
The plant is also known as "unicorn plant," referring to the large, hornlike fruit before is has split open. In addition to the long, curved claws, the capsule body is covered with prickly spines.
But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. Patrick's father was born with the surname "Schlossnagle", and later took his own stepfather's surname, "Dempsey".
You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy.
here are literally thousands of species of beautiful wildflowers in North America, but some of the loveliest and most interesting are called devil's claws.
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