The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation

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Plants that trap and eat animals: an amazing phenomenon that has inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. The victims may be flies and butterflies, small crustaceans, or even vertebrates the size of rats. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succumb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely ...

The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Biology and Cultivation 2007, Timber Press (OR)

ISBN-13: 9780881927924

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