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Insect-Eating Plant

These pitcher-looking parts trap and eat insects. How cool is that?

With all due respect for the evolutionary-minded, but the more I Iook at the variety of our planet’s plant life, the more I keep thinking that only someone with a wicked sense of humor could have come up with all this.

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3 thoughts on “Insect-Eating Plant

  1. Did you see Venus’ Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) there? These things not only eat insects, but actively move fast to trap them as well.

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  2. There’s also a carniverous species of potato. Of the hundreds of varieties of potato we only see a few in the store.

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