|Posted by Xeramtheum (Summerville, SC - Zone 8a) on Dec 5, 2012 2:18 PM
P. foetida var. gossypiifolia is thought to be carnivorous because the sticky bracts surrounding the buds trap insects. When the flower opens, the bracts part, and when the flower closes back up, the bract comes together again. The bracts will remain around developing fruit and eventually fall off as the fruit begins to ripen.
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