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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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