unicorn plant


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unicorn plant

n.
Any of several plants of the genus Proboscidea of the southern United States and Mexico, having large leaves, large purple or yellowish flowers, and elongate hooked seed pods that can be eaten when young or dried for ornamental use. Also called devil's claw.
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Though it is sometimes referred to as the "unicorn plant," the nickname most often used is "devil's claw," particularly on the Gulf Coast and in the Southwest where the plant is endemic.