carnivorous plants


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carnivorous plants:

see bladderwortbladderwort
, any plant of the genus Utricularia, insectivorous or carnivorous aquatic plants, many native to North America. Small animals are caught and digested in bladderlike organs of the finely divided submerged leaves.
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; pitcher plantpitcher plant,
any of several insectivorous plants with leaves adapted for trapping insects. Each leaf forms a "pitcher," a somewhat trumpet-shaped enclosure, usually containing a liquid.
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; Venus's-flytrapVenus's-flytrap,
insectivorous or carnivorous bog plant (Dionaea muscipula) native to the Carolina savannas and now widely cultivated as a novelty. The leaves, borne in a low rosette, resemble bear traps.
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From one species of Venus' flytrap - there is only one species, Dionaea muscipula - breeders have gone to town, and Szesze's Carnivorous Plant Nursery sells more than 30 varieties.
When you consider that carnivorous plants prey on insects, pollination can be a challenge.
The monster plant narratives of the pulps no doubt inherited this tension from their turn-of-the-century forebears, a simultaneous recognition that these animal-like monsters must be somehow natural, like the real carnivorous plants so carefully anatomized by Darwin, and that their very existence also threatens to destroy distinctions between the animal and plant kingdoms--as well as the hierarchy that those distinctions support.
Structure and properties of the glandular surface in the digestive zone of the pitcher in the carnivorous plant Nepenthes ventrata and its role in insect trapping and retention.
Carnivorous plants also possess a highly developed set of compounds and secondary metabolites to aid in their survival.
Often omitted are Darwin's studies on plant reproduction, especially pollination biology, and carnivorous plants (Darwin, 1862, 1900, 1986).
Based on the classic 1951 novel by John Wyndham, The Day Of The Triffids tells the story of those most fearsome of all creatures; intelligent carnivorous plants.
Sometimes carnivorous plants take days, not minutes, to soak up the bug juice.
These include: learning about indigenous prairie plants to growing exotic orchids; local carnivorous plants to coaxing plants to grow on rocks; how to use herbicides safely; to improving your soil in a scientific organic manner.