Whats the "carrot" thing on my D. Cap.?

Dhalsim/Raiden (bonito@thecity.sfsu.edu)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 12:56:57 -0700 (PDT)

I am curious waht the object is on the side of my drosera capensis.
It looks like the top half of a carrot and sticks out from the side of
the plant. It's color is red and I don't see what use it has!