Proboscidea parviflora  Annual Devil's Claw
ANNUAL.  Entire plant covered in sticky hairs.  Plants sprawling, radiating from a short central stalk, or erect, up to 1 m tall.  Leaves veiny, lobed, light green, often more than 10 cm.  Flowers pink, occasionally white, trumpet shaped.  Plants sprout and bloom in July-September with summer rains.  Absent in dry years.  Pods large, hooked, splitting into two "claws" when dry.  Dry pods usually larger and darker than those of P. althaeifolia.  Uncommon in the Empires in loose sediment, washes, roadside ditches, cow tanks, etc.
FAMILY:  Martyniaceae (Martynia Family)