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  • The, Devil 's Claw

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    Deep in the jungles of South Africa lies a unique plant known locally there as the “devil 's claw.” The true scientific name is Harpagophytum precumbens though. At first, it has pretty blossoms that make it look like any other flower that is in the region. But once it produces seeds, it is easy to see how it got its name. Each variety is a little bit different, but all of their seeds look like long, sharp, talons stemming from the center of a small skull. The only other plant known to have seeds