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Drosera

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A remedy used for severe coughs, growing pains and persecutory delusions.
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Because the sundew lives in acidic habitats where there are not enough nutrients for many plants to survive, the sundew evolved into a carnivore to feed its hunger.
Sundews are found around the world, and they come in different forms, but they are all distinguished by tiny hairs capped with a sticky secretion that ensnares the prey and then absorbs it.
Baseline data on prey commonly caught by sundews.--This part of our study was to establish which arthropod taxa are typically trapped on sundew leaves and the density of prey per [mm.sup.2] of leaf surface.
Maybe that's why I don't think the Sundew project is useless.
After several weeks her research showed that sundews respond to mineral-poor bog soils by adjusting the amount of sticky mucilage on their leaves.
However, with spring on its way, I knew it wouldn't be long before the saw-whet, the sundew, and that arctic frost pocket lured me to Cranesville once more.
On most English peaty patches there grows a little reddish-leaved odd-looking plant, known as sundew. It is but an inconspicuous small weed, and yet literary and scientific honours have been heaped upon its head to an extent almost unknown in the case of any other member of the British floral commonwealth.
In the spring, sundews have real flowers--not just tricky, sticky leaves.
So, in my mind, it wasn't the most exciting plant in that area, as sundew is our super-duper, bright orange and red carnivore, which eats insects.
The peatlands, including parts of the Pennine moors, are internationally important for wildlife, supporting species like dunlin, sundew and sphagnum mosses.
| FOR PS675 per month you can rent this three-bedroom town house in Sundew Court, Stockton.
A preserved hoof of 1957 Grand National winner Sundew was among a collection of items which sold for pounds 600, a collection of metal and enamel members badges for the Liverpool County Stand at Aintree Racecourse from 1947 to 1973 realised pounds 4,000, while the trophy for the 1956 Haydock Park National Trial Chase won by Sundew sold for pounds 2,000.