While plants don’t often have a reputation for being exciting, here are 19’ that will leave you wondering why you thought they were so boring in the first place!
1. Venus Fly Trap: First off, this is a carnivorous plant that eats live bugs by trapping them and then dissolving them in digestive fluid. The trap opens its “mouths” that close when hairs on the inside are triggered by a curious bug. Note how the inside of the trap is red to attract bugs, leading them to their doom.
2. Pitcher Plants: another carnivorous plant, the pitcher plant lets gravity do all of the work. These pitchers fill up with water and when bugs, spiders, or small lizards try to go inside for the sweet nectar they contain, they slip into the water and drown. The pitcher plant then digests the remains and soaks up the nutrients.
3. Cape Sundew: This plants also likes its meat. There aren’t any real tricks with this plant, though, just lots of sticky nectar that traps bugs. The plant has lots of little hairs covered in sticky nectar and once a bug has become stuck, the plant will wrap its tendrils around the bug and eat its victim alive!