Carnivorous Plants

Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant

While at my aunt’s place over the weekend and spotted these plants in her garden. It was the first time the kids and I saw a pitcher plant up close. They were surprised to hear that this plant actually eats insects.

Hanging Pitcher Plant

Hanging Pitcher plant

Insects are attracted to the sweet nectar within the pitcher. When they enter the pitcher to taste the nectar the top of the picture closes trapping the insect inside. The insect has no way to escape and the liquid within the pitcher actually is a liquid which dissolves the body of the insect and hence the plants “eats” the insect that way.  Interesting isn’t it?

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