Meet the Martynia

This unusual plant, also known as “unicorn plant” and “devil’s claw,” has the flavor of okra and morel mushrooms. Read about how to grow martynias, how to cook them, and why they’re called “devil’s claw.”

Martynias' Sharp Hooks
The sharp hooks of martynias’ dried seed pods gave the plant its nickname of “devil’s claw.” The seeds inside taste like sunflower seeds, but you may need pliers to get them out.
Photo by David Cavagnaro