Growing up on a farm in the Panhandle of Texas allowed me to know about “Devil’s Claws” first hand. It is essentially a barbed weed! When we found them, we would play with them, chasing each other around with the scary “Devil’s Claw”!
Officially, it’s definition is:
- S: (n) common unicorn plant, devil’s claw, common devil’s claw, elephant-tusk, proboscis flower, ram’s horn, Proboscidea louisianica (annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak) Source
I always thought that the Devil’s Claws should be marketed in some way as the whole concept has a creepy, but totally cool, vibe.
But…I had never thought of putting them on a piece of pottery?? My bad – because, as you can see, this is a totally amazing work of art created by Pamela A. MacGregor of Tarvey Cottage Studios.
To put it mildly, I’M TOTALLY WOWED!