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Yellow Unicorn Plant (Ibicella lutea) is a type of Devil’s Claw or Martynia native to South America, but now also grows in California’s central valley and the Southwest United States, Florida and Southern Africa. It’s stinky leaves exude a resin that traps and kills bugs, but doesn’t eat them – it is considered protocarnivorous. The young green pods can be pockled like okra, and the dried claw-like seed pods, designed to attach to large animals for seed distribution, are used by indigenous North Americans (such as the Tohono O’odham) as black thread for basket weaving. #ibicellalutea #martynia #devilsclaw #yellowunicornplant #protocarnivorous #basketweaving (at South West Philadelphia)