Top Ten Best Species/Genus of Carnivorous Plants

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Flesh-eating plants, pretty strange, right? While most plants are food for animals, these plants are predators for certain animals. Each of these plants have special features used to trap animals they eat (usually insects)

The Top Ten

1 Venus Flytrap Venus Flytrap

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a species of carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the east coast of the United States in North and South Carolina

This plant has a structure shaped like a bear trap that can be opened and closed. The inside part of the structure is covered with sensory hair. If in insect or arachnid touches one of the hair, the trap will close, trapping the insect or arachnid inside and enzymes will digest it - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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2 Utricularia Utricularia

Commonly known as bladderworts. They're either terrestrial or aquatic, and are found in every continent except Antartica

They're the only known carnivorous plants that have bladder traps. Their traps are usually very small, and they can only catch very small preys like Protozoa. The larger traps can trap larger preys like fleas and sometimes small tadpoles. When prey is close enough, the plant will open its "door" to suck in the prey, and close it again. This process happens very fast, less than a second - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Pinguicula Pinguicula V 1 Comment
4 Nepenthes Nepenthes V 1 Comment
5 Drosera Drosera V 1 Comment
6 Sarracenia Sarracenia

Commonly known as North American pitcher plants. Most species are found in the eastern seaboard

These plants are similar to the genus Nepenthes, but the difference is, plants from this genus stick on the ground and are longer and shaped like pipes, while plants from the genus Nepenthes hang from a tree - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Waterwheel Plant Waterwheel Plant V 1 Comment
8 Cobra Lily Cobra Lily V 1 Comment
9 Brocchinia Reducta Brocchinia Reducta

Brocchinia reducta is one of the few species of carnivorous bromeliad native to southern Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and Guyana

The leaves of this plant reflects ultraviolet light, which attracts insect. It has a water-storing cup, like other Brocchinia species. The water smells sweet, which attracts insects too. The Scales of the leaves are loose, which means it provides a poor foothold for the insect that landed on it. The insect that landed on a leaf will slip to the cup of water, drown, and digested by enzymes - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

10 Drosophyllum Drosophyllum V 1 Comment
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