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By Shadowtski
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Last year I planted about 32 Proboscidea parviflora seeds.
One germinated.
It grew OK but died before flowering and reproducing.
Today I see that two Proboscidea parviflora seeds have germinated from that flat.
I left it sitting outside over Winter, stratifying the remaining seeds.

Devil's Claw is an interesting plant.
It has tentacular glands and mucilage like Drosera but it is not technically carnivorous.
It attracts and kills numerous insects but it does not digest them.
When it dies back, being an annual, the insects rot and give the next generation of Devil's Claw the benefit of their nutritious corpses.
Here's a link to some neat info: ... DevilsClaw

Wish me luck.
I learned from my mistakes last year.
This year I hope to get seeds to donate to the Seed Bank, or give away.
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By Lyra
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Joined:  Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:38 am
Fascinating read. My favorite part was about the seeds and how "they are designed to snag onto animal feet and hold on until the poor beast dies." Scary. If the plant is designed to kill their prey for the purpose of eating their nutrition as fertilizer, then they should be considered carnivorous.

I wish you all the luck in this endeavor and stay safe if you do succeed.

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By Benny
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Joined:  Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:46 pm
In order to be carnivorous they must be able to catch and digest their prey. Granted, the seeds seem to do that :lol: , but they can't digest them in their own. The plant defiantly seems more ominous than any other CP. I have heard they are invasive in the East Coast, if I remember correctly?

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