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Documentary: Plants Behaving Badly – Murder and Mayhem (Video)

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Subhana’llah: Carnivorous Plant – Sundews (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Sundews are beautiful, carnivorous plants that eat insects. Carnivorous plants are usually found in one or two regions, but the approximately 130 species of sundew plants grow all over the world.

Subhana’llah: Carnivorous Plant – Dionaea Muscipula (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Carnivorous plants can live on the ground or in the water. Just like other plants, carnivorous plants obtain energy in the process of photosynthesis. They absorb sunlight and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to create food (sugar). Lifespan depends on the species, but some carnivorous plants can survive up to 50 years in the wild.

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Carnivorous Plants Lure Insects Into Their Deadly Clutches (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 These carnivorous plants make light work of any insects that stray into their deadly clutches. This set showcases an array of bug-eating plants, from the Venus flytrap – beloved of children the world over – to the Cape sundew, which lures insect life in with drops of sweet-smelling fluid on the highly-adhesive tentacles that line its leaves. Surrounding tentacles then move to further ensnare the insect, before glands on the leaf start to release digestive enzymes – liquefying the insect’s internal organs and allowing them to be digested by the plant.