Carnivorous Plants

At the Conservatory of Flowers, we saw one kind of carnivorous plant, the pitcher plant.  Unfortunately, the Venus Fly traps were in a closed portion of the museum.  I recently read about another carnivorous plant called the bladderwort.  The bladderwort is one of the fastest bug-eating plants on the planet.  It creates a vacuum that sucks bugs into their bladders which are tiny bags on their stems.  Scientists were able to observe this with high-speed cameras.

And from the old-standby, David Attenborough for BBC One, the classic Venus Fly-trap (with some amazing sound effects!)

And the Cape Sundew:

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about carnivorous plants, check out this page from the International Carnivorous plant Society.

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