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Here are a few of the different types of carnivorous plants out there.

Carnivorous Plants

  1. 1. Beastly Plants By, Michaela Bryant
  2. 2. So deceiving! • One of the most universal pleasures in the world is the joy of something beautiful. Whether it’s a handsome Greek sculpture, or a glimpse of the magnificently blue ocean, everyone loves something glorious. However, sometimes something that’s beautiful can be deadly. For example, some of the world’s most breathtaking plant life is extremely poisonous, and instead of using photosynthesis to produce its food like most of us would guess, it traps and eats its own prey like a carnivorous beast. The world of carnivorous plants is a great example of not judging the book by its cover!
  3. 3. ~Monkey Cups~ • This strange plant, which inhabits Australia and Southeast Asia, forms a large pitcher or cup that hangs from it. At first, this contraption looks like a normal leaf, however as it matures it forms a tendril at its tip, and then the tip of the tendril forms this amazing pitcher. Once the plant is armed with its fluid-filled pitcher, it lures its pray in with nectar-smelling odor and the intriguing red coloration.
  4. 4. ~Venus Fly Trap~ • This hunter doesn’t use a pitcher to capture its prey, but uses a “snap trap”. This spring-loaded insect catcher is native to the bogs in the central southeaster coastal plains of the United States. The Venus flytrap has two leaf-made “jaws” that are lined with hair-like “teeth”. Once an insect lands on it and walks across these hairs, touching two or more of them in a row, the leaf closes quick enough so that the helpless insect cannot escape.
  5. 5. ~Sundew~ • The sundews, so named because their glandular leaf hairs glisten like dew when the sun shines on them, are found in bogs, as well as sandy banks and other mineral soils that are poor in organic nitrogen and phosphorus. These plants trap their dinner pretty close to the same way that glue traps work in your basement.
  6. 6. Plants can be extremely beautiful pieces of landscape; and as we all know people, as well as insects, love things that are beautiful. The next time that you see a pretty flower maybe you’ll see a lady bug drowning in its liquid-filled pitcher, or struggling to escape from its sticky hairs! No, you never want to judge a flower off its petals!
  • LipsaDalai

    Mar. 24, 2019

Here are a few of the different types of carnivorous plants out there.

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