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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.

Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
2012-01-10 14:02:11

In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms.

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.

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2008-10-06 07:35:00

These days, the venus flytrap is more vulnerable than ever and despite its popularity, the people who could protect it seem focused on other problems.

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
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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