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Venus flytrap

Dionaea muscipula, a carnivorous plant in which a hinged leaf snaps shut on insects from which the plant obtains nitrogenous compounds.
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"The extremely high pressure inside the Venus fly trap cells prompted us to suspect that changes with a cell's pressure regime could be a key component driving this rapid leaf movement," he noted.
Young eyes widen in fear and amazement as the Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) snaps its jaws tight on its victim.
BUG'S LIFE Young bug busters can grow their own Venus Fly Trap with this compact kit containing biodegradable pots and hydratable disks of high-quality compost to plant seeds in.
Pitcher plants fold their leaves into containers that hold a digestive soup into which insects fall, while the Venus Fly trap snaps its leaves shut on prey that walk onto them.
"I do have a couple of Bonsai trees in the house, which I like, and my favourite plant is the Venus fly trap, just because of what it can do."
I HAVE been given a Venus fly trap. How should I look after it?
COLOURFUL Belladonna and her Venus fly trap, who will dispense gardening tips at the Big Green Seaside Day at Whitley Bay Metro Station on August 30.
Will it transmogrify into a 30ft-tall Venus fly trap and drag its roots Triffidstyle through the streets of Liverpool city centre, snapping off the heads of the newly-installed Superlambananas and spitting out bits of fibreglass on the Town Hall steps?
He said: 'These 16-year-old twin girls were sitting at the front the room and like some sort of venus fly trap their father was sitting atthe back and boy did he get tore into me.
But apart from striking up conversation with her Venus fly trap, Judy organised several fundraising events from the confines of her hospital ward and managed to raise pounds 30,000 for Baby Lifeline.
Entertainers include world-class uni-cyclist champion Witty Look from Japan, an Australian balloon artist who will transform environmentally friendly latex balloons into fun creations and the colourful Belladonna and her Venus fly trap who will dispense gardening tips.
He could barely contain his zeal as he handed over his pocket money for a vicious-looking Venus Fly Trap which he took great delight in wafting under the nose of his sister who, as a vegetarian, was clearly struggling to come to terms with the fact that here was a plant that apparently eats meat.