carnivorous plant


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carnivorous plant

[kär′niv·ə·rəs ′plant]
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"Each leaf will get through over 1,000 flies over a summer," says Mike, who has been growing carnivorous plants for 40 years.
The main attraction - a carnivorous plant that feeds on human blood - may make this the most surreal musical ever.
Equipped with machetes, spades and bags for the swag, flytrap poachers threaten to make the carnivorous plant extinct in their natural habitat.
But how does the carnivorous plant know it's dinnertime?
Musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is back with everyone's favourite carnivorous plant. X Factor favourite Rhydian will play sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello.
The carnivorous plant slowly digests its tasty meal.
Green-[euro]ngered folk can pick the brains of speciality plant groups such as Carnivorous Plant Society and Winterbourne's own skilled sta will be on hand to answer gardening queries.
The menacing Germinal #2, 1953, composed of three modular pods and crowned by petals, recalls both Brancusi's Endless Column and a carnivorous plant, a Venus flytrap ready to swallow any insect dumb enough to be ensnared by it.
Under a microscope, the tiny trap of a carnivorous plant becomes all impressive gaping maw.
Unfortunately for the tiny rodents, they face all manner of peril as they try to find a feed, including fire ants, giant snakes and even a carnivorous plant. Here, Stephen Fry narrates footage of a young tree shrew in Borneo as it darts through the rainforest.
Many studies of carnivorous plant have examined the photosynthetic rates of leaves adapted for carnivory and considered the evolutionary switch between noncarnivory and carnivory [14, 21-24].