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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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Mike, from Wrockwardine Wood in Telford, is a big name in the carnivorous plants world.
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As part of her STEM I research project during her junior year, Melody studied development in a common carnivorous plant, the bog-dwelling Cape sundew (Drosera capensis).
(16) In the typical such account, an adventurer carries his quest for a prize orchid or other valuable object too far, finding himself face-to-flower with a grossly outsized version of a real carnivorous plant species, usually possessed of some combination of extraordinary speed, inescapable tentacles, soporific and/or toxic exudations, parasitic seeds, and a thirst for human blood.
London, July 2 (ANI): Three species of a carnivorous plant, that feed on worms underground have been discovered, by botanists, in the Brazilian savannah.
carnivorous plant A plant that can trap insects or other small organisms for food.
Predation on black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) by the carnivorous plant Pinguicula vulgaris (Lentibulariaceae) in northern Sweden.
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