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My carnivorous plant flowered #purple #flower #carnivorousplant

N. (Lowii x Boschiana) x Veitchii (K) EP starting to look good 👌🏻

#funwithplants Friday! Today it's time for #carnivorousplants

Through the course of evolution, plants have stumbled across the carnivorous lifestyle at least nine different times. These plants have adapted to their environment over thousands of years. Because the soil doesn’t give them the nutrients they need, they’ve adapted by eating insects. They’ve even evolved a whole diversity of trapping methods: Snap traps, pitfall traps, sticky goo, and more. These traps are made of leaves—highly modified, specialized leaves.

#venusflytrap are probably the most famous carnivorous plants. These plants have a pair of thick, padded leaves that are covered with tiny hairs. When a fly touches the hairs – SNAP – the leaves shut like two powerful jaws. The plant releases enzymes that break down the fly’s insides into a soup.
#pitcherplant are shaped like a pitcher or narrow champagne glass. The top and inside of the pitcher is covered with a slippery, but sweet-smelling nectar. When insects come to take a sip, they slip and fall into the pitcher. There, the plant breaks them down. Some pitcher plants are so large, they can catch and consume rats or frogs.

Several plants catch insects with sticky tentacles. These include the #sundew , which are also named for the way sunlight glints off their sticky goo.

Most carnivorous plants live in boggy areas. They live in poor, wet soil that doesn’t have a lot of nutrients.

Carnivorous plants seem exotic, but more grow in the U.S. than anywhere else. North Carolina is the only place on earthwhere Venus flytraps grow natively. .
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Mini Venus flytraps. They are mutations not babies
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There's nothing like waking up to a toothy grin on a chilly morning, especially when it's your favorite VFT doing the smiling. Have a great day everybody! 😀
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Beautiful butterfly on a pitcher plant in the Caines Botanical Gardens. #cainesbotanicalgardens #Australian #butterfly #pitcherplant #carnivorousplant #travelqld ( #📷 @biotashots )

Little carnivorous plant in Perth hills 🌿

Ugh! Come on already! Freezes are starting to set in here so I thought I would check to see how my seed production on this #sarracenia #leucophylla 'red' x #minor giant was coming along. This is the last of 3 pods of this cross I did. #sarraceniaofinstagram #pitcherplant #pitcherplants #pitcherplantsofinstagram #carnivorousplant #carnivorousplants #carnivorousplantsofinstagram #plant #plants #plantsofinstagram #plantnerd #plantman #killerplants #bogplant #bog #plantlife #plantpeople #seedproduction

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