Rams horn

Title Info
Common name Ram'; s horn
Scientific name Proboscidea louisianica ssp. louisianica
Taxonomic group Pedaliaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables

Ram?s horn. This plant?s common name comes from the claw-like hook (dividing into a pair of hooks when dry) that protrudes from the seed pod and catches onto animals? feet or fur for dispersal. The young green cucumber-like pods may be pickled and eaten.