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Carnivorous Sundew Plant Has Fast Snap Tentacles
2012-09-27 14:40:07

Many predators in the animal kingdom depend on a quick-strike ability to capture their prey, but a few species in the plant kingdom also have this impressive capability.

Carnivorous Plants Turning Vegetarian
2012-06-15 06:38:40

It’s a bad sign when even carnivorous plants decide to embrace a vegetarian lifestyle. A newly published study in New Phytologist journal has revealed the common Sundew plant is becoming so full from snacking on nitrogen deposits in Swedish bogs, that they’re eating fewer bugs.

2010-08-18 02:54:25

Why do some insect-eating plants like sundews keep their flowers so far away from their traps?

2010-08-04 13:46:57

Charles Darwin described the Venus Flytrap as 'one of the most wonderful plants in the world.'

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2009-07-20 13:25:00

Scientists have traced the origin of the Venus flytrap and another predatory plant back to a single ancestor with sticky leaves.

2006-11-28 06:00:19

By Yesson, C; Culham, A Abstract.- We investigate the impact of past climates on plant diversification by tracking the "footprint" of climate change on a phylogenetic tree.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.