Proboscidea spp. Cultivated by many Southwestern Native Americans, the young immature fruits and the oil- and protein-rich seeds are edible. The black fiber of the hooked fruit resembles a claw and is used in basketry. A very heat tolerant plant that requires very little water. The fragrant and colorful blooms make attractive landscape plants. To aid in germination, peal back the outer seed coating. Best to plant with the summer monsoons. Approx. 1.5g/15 seeds per packet. Pods not included.