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By d-dsn
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I thought to post this mysterious picture. One of the leaves is pushing two traps simultaneously on a single leaf! Is it common to happen? It may look like there's just 2 leaves growing really close to each other, but I've been watching them since the day one and I can tell you it's real.
Thoughts, comments? :)
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By Matt
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I agree with tejan in both regards, nice plant! And it's not terribly common, but as far as mutations go, it's one of the most common you'll see.
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By Steve_D
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It happens occasionally that a leaf will produce two traps. Last year I had a leaf that split into two upper portions of the leaf (upper portions of the petiole) and each of those upper petioles produced 2 traps like the leaf on your plant, so I had 4 traps on one leaf.

On another plant, one trap divided as it was developing, so I had a trap that looked like a single trap at the bottom (where it connects to the petiole--the major portion of the leaf) and the upper part of the trap looked like 2 traps side by side. :)

Nice Flytrap!
By kittyklaws
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Wow, Awesome VFT! :D

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