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.
iii) How plants perform rapid motion and what is the role of osmotic motors and cell wall actuation in this process, using the carnivorous plant Venus flytrap as a paradigm for study.
Green-[euro]ngered folk can pick the brains of speciality plant groups such as Carnivorous Plant Society and Winterbourne's own skilled sta will be on hand to answer gardening queries.
The menacing Germinal #2, 1953, composed of three modular pods and crowned by petals, recalls both Brancusi's Endless Column and a carnivorous plant, a Venus flytrap ready to swallow any insect dumb enough to be ensnared by it.
Under a microscope, the tiny trap of a carnivorous plant becomes all impressive gaping maw.
Unfortunately for the tiny rodents, they face all manner of peril as they try to find a feed, including fire ants, giant snakes and even a carnivorous plant.
Microscope Image of Carnivorous Plant Wins 10th Anniversary Olympus BioScapes Competition
As part of her STEM I research project during her junior year, Melody studied development in a common carnivorous plant, the bog-dwelling Cape sundew (Drosera capensis).
16) In the typical such account, an adventurer carries his quest for a prize orchid or other valuable object too far, finding himself face-to-flower with a grossly outsized version of a real carnivorous plant species, usually possessed of some combination of extraordinary speed, inescapable tentacles, soporific and/or toxic exudations, parasitic seeds, and a thirst for human blood.
London, July 2 (ANI): Three species of a carnivorous plant, that feed on worms underground have been discovered, by botanists, in the Brazilian savannah.
ONE of the greatest collections of carnivorous plants ever displayed will go on show at Chester Zoo this summer as part of the European Carnivorous Plant Expo.
carnivorous plant A plant that can trap insects or other small organisms for food.