cream, Pale to medium pink, Pale lavender
Unicorn-plant , Aphid Trap, Devil's Claw, Ram's Horn, Pale
Martynia louisiana, Mill. 1768.
Martynia alternifolia, Lam.
Martynia proboscidea, Gloxin.
Proboscidea cordifolia, Moench.
Proboscidea louisiana, Wooton & Standl.
This member of the Pedaliaceae
family was given this name by Albert Thellung in 1912. It is found
in most of southern North America, growing in all from deserts to
moist, rich swamplands. It can grow to 60 centimetres in height,
barring loads of pale pink flowers.
Thellung treated the basionym
epithet "louisiana" as an error for "louisianica."
Although nice to look at, the
sticky foliage has a foul, fetid smell.
Although it is so similar to
it does not seem like Glen Parker Van Eseltine renamed it along with