insectivorous plant


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insectivorous plant

[in‚sek′tiv·ə·rəs ′plant]
(botany)
A plant that captures and digests insects as a source of nutrients by using specialized leaves. Also known as carnivorous plant.
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(11.) William Emboden's delightful if not wholly reliable Bizarre Plants makes a point of emphasizing how Darwin's publication brought insectivorous plants to the attention of the public (127).
Insectivorous plants have leaves modified for insect entrapment and digestion to supplement nitrogen uptake.
There, you can see a spectacular collection of bonsai, learn about the Trail of Evolution, and marvel at rare orchids and insectivorous plants.
Sundew, in fact, is the best known and most easily accessible of the carnivorous and insectivorous plants. (1)
A cytochemical study of the leaf-gland enzymes of insectivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula.
These studies were documented in three books that Darwin wrote on researches that grew out of field observations he made near his home (Browne, 2002; Kohn, 2005): On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing; The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species; and Insectivorous Plants.
Smith Art Gall;ery and Museum, Stirling FLOW COUNTRY EXHIBITION: This exhibition is all about the peatlands of the Flow Country, which stretches through Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland and is the best blanket bog of its type in the world, a place of vast inspirational landscapes, an epic backdrop to fascinating and beautiful details, from soaring hen harriers to insectivorous plants. Until March 1.
Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling FLOW COUNTRY EXHIBITION: This exhibition is all about the peatlands of the Flow Country, which stretches through Caithness and Sutherland in the far north of Scotland and is the best blanket bog of its type in the world, a place of vast inspirational landscapes, an epic backdrop to fascinating and beautiful details, from soaring hen harriers to insectivorous plants. Until March 11.
Insectivorous plants These include the sundew, pitcher plant and venus flytrap.
What does it do: Sundew is one of the few insectivorous plants to be found in northern Europe.
Insectivorous plants. Appleton and Company, New York, NY.