What is this?

Asked August 7, 2019, 2:17 PM EDT

Client stopped in with a sample found in his garden. The plant smells and has a sticky feel to the leave. There are what looks like flower pods and growth on the plant. What is this plant and how do I remove it from my garden? What control methods can I use to eliminate it coming back again?

Lake County South Dakota

1 Response

This is a Proboscidea louisianica. I have attached a link with more of a description and some of the common names.


It occurs sporadically up here and probably travels north with harvesting crews/equipment. Not aware of it persisting anywhere in SD, but with climate change, who knows?