Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Unicorn Plant Family)

The Pedaliaceae (previously the Martyniaceae) are annual herbs with relatively large, long petioled leaves. The flowers are irregular. The most conspicous trait is a long fleshy capsule with a beak. In the Gila National Forest, only one genus (Proboscidea) represents the family.

Proboscidea althaeifolia (Hollyhock Devil's Claw)
Proboscidea parviflora (Wooton's Devil's Claw)

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