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 Featured Plant: Devil’s Claw (Proboscidea parviflora)

The pods develop into long, curved shapes, and as they dry out they split down the middle, making pointed ‘claws’. The claws allow the seedpods to catch a ride on creatures, allowing their seeds to be spread far and wide. It is thought that these plants evolved alongside large creatures of the ancient Americas, getting their seed dispersed by animals like giant ground sloths and ancient horses. The plants are heliotropic, meaning that they move to follow the sun like the flowers of sunflowers, but in Devil’s claws’ case.… Continue reading

Shirt of Many Colors: Draped in Summer's Sun

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Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
— Henry D. Thoreau
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