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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The round-leaved sundew, an insectivorous plant, can be found on the wet, acidic soils around Eston Mire.
It's as if memory functions like some swift and rapacious insectivorous plant.
12) But the monstrous plant so familiar to us today, the genuine man-eater, only begins to proliferate after the publication of Darwin's 1875 treatise Insectivorous Plants, and often in direct response to it, as we will see.
This seasonal vegetation is formed mainly by pipeworts and insectivorous plants, such as bladderworts or sundews.
Frogs are also prey to a variety of organisms, from snakes and birds to tarantulas and even insectivorous plants.
On the coast of North Carolina, the Green Swamp region is the country's finest example of longleaf pine savannas with a diverse herb layer, many orchids and insectivorous plants.
Primroses, insectivorous plants, orchids, and climbing plants, all subjects of Darwin's research and writings, are featured in the exhibition.
Insectivorous plants need a special compost consisting of clean, nutrient-free peat and chopped sphagnum moss.