Dipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris (Fuller's teasel)

stevebradford

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Fuller’s Teasel is possibly a carnivourous plant or proto carnivourous but only when it’s growing a flower stalk. It has cupped leaves that hold water around the stem like a moat. Bugs drown and are absorbed in a pool of water that might also might serve other purposes such as keeping leaf eating bugs from ascending the plant. It is weed found in disturbed soils alongside roads and construction sites growing in full sun. Found this one growing right out back of my house.

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Leaves holding water
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Dead bugs and debris in a old dry well
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