carnivorous plant

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Noun1.carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animalscarnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
pitcher plant - any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarraceniales
daily dew, sundew, sundew plant - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
Dionaea muscipula, Venus's flytrap, Venus's flytraps - carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects
Aldrovanda vesiculosa, waterwheel plant - floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas
Drosophyllum lusitanicum - perennial of dry habitats whose leaves have glandular hairs that secrete adhesive and digestive fluid for capture and digestion of insects; Portugal, southern Spain and Morocco
roridula - either of 2 species of the genus Roridula; South African viscid perennial low-growing woody shrubs
bladderwort - any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals
butterwort - any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
genlisea - rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs
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It is a carnivorous plant of about the bigness of a large sage-brush such as dots our western plains.
Growth effects of mineral nutrients applied to the substrate or onto the leaves in four carnivorous plant species.
From one species of Venus' flytrap - there is only one species, Dionaea muscipula - breeders have gone to town, and Szesze's Carnivorous Plant Nursery sells more than 30 varieties.
Red trap colour of the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia does not serve a prey attraction or camouflage function.
This little beast, called the Hardwicke's woolly bat, likes to curl up smaller than an iPod and snooze in comforting leaves of a carnivorous plant called a pitcher plant.
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A rare carnivorous plant has made it to the top 10 list of newly discovered species.
Ellison at the Harvard Forest studying the carnivorous plant, Sarracenia purpurea, the northern pitcher plant.
Activity in Glandular Structures of Carnivorous Plant Traps" International Botanical Congress 2005
Bladder" refers to the air sacs that keep the little carnivorous plant afloat, while "wort" is from the old English wyrt, meaning root.
Pulverizing bricks and using as playground mulch or taking care of an overgrown junkyard carnivorous plant named Berenice is just a typical day for these spooky grade school twins.
We don't know exactly why every carnivorous plant eats other organisms," says botanist Barry Rice, director of conservation for the International Carnivorous Plant Society.