Was given a piece of plant that looks similar to cucumber or squash. The...

Asked October 1, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

Was given a piece of plant that looks similar to cucumber or squash. The fruit was cut open and has hard dense core with watermelon type seeds within a 4 chambered part.

Allegany County Maryland plant identification native plant devils claw

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This is devil's claw, a native of the southeastern U.S. Here is a good source of information about it:

http://www.gardeningwithtomleroy.com/the-devils-claw/

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