Carnivorous plants kill and eat insects

Carnivorous plants have existed on this planet for thousands of years. There are more than 500 different kinds of these plants, with appetites ranging from insects and spiders to small, one or two-cell aquatic organisms.

Carnivorous plants have existed on this planet for thousands of years. There are more than 500 different kinds of these plants, with appetites ranging from insects and spiders to small, one or two-cell aquatic organisms.

To be considered carnivorous, a plant must attract, capture, kill and digest insects or other animal life.

One carnivorous plant in particular has captured the public's imagination: The Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). Many people are fascinated by its strange dietary habits and unique appearance. - Howstuffworks.com

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