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carnivorous plants

plants which obtain at least some of their nutrients by trapping small animals, usually insects. In the UK such plants often grow in boggy places where nitrogen is difficult to obtain, extra nitrogen being extracted from the bodies of captured prey. The sundew Drosera and the bladderwort Utricularia are the commonest British carnivorous plants and are protected species.
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The utilization of paramecia by the carnivorous plant Utricularia gibba.
Today, for a number of converging reasons - the age of social media, the popularity of ecological gardening and the breeding of variants - the interest in carnivorous plants has never been more intense or widespread.
Charles Darwin (1875) first suggested that insects are attracted to the leaves of some taxa of carnivorous plants for extracting nutrients.
reducta which displayed similarity to adaptations of known carnivorous plants.
The ants chew a hole through the stem to access this hollow chamber," says biologist Robert Gibson, a member of the International Carnivorous Plant Society.
Pinguicula vallisneriifolia, an endemic carnivorous plant of southeastern Spain, grows typically on wet limestone rock walls and cliffs, anchored into small rocky crevices (Zamora et al.
The morphological correlates of prey capture and resource parasitism in pitchers of the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea.
Leading experts from across the continent will descend on the zoo for the two-day exhibition - seen as Europe's showpiece carnivorous plant event on July 2 and 3.
Every type of carnivorous plant has its own set of adaptations for attracting and digesting insects.
A CARNIVOROUS plant growing on the banks of a Pennine reservoir has been saved from destruction.
It's been an exciting week for natural historians with the discovery of a new carnivorous plant in the highlands of the central Philippines.