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Carnivorous & Parasitic Plants

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Carnivorous plants are plants that have adapted to life in nutrient poor soil by deriving their nutrients from consuming insects, arthropods and such while still deriving their energy from photosynthesis like normal plants. Parasitic plants depends on other plants for sustenance. All questions about carnivorous and parasitic plants can be directed here.
2. they have modified leaves that trap insects.
OK! I did a lot of research for you and I found out that it can  live in moist or dry soil. Since it can live in the desert, it can  survive in dry soil. It does not have strong roots but can absorb a  lot. Just remember not to drown your plant if you have one, because  it would most likely die....
Carnivorous plants must produce seeds like most plants. However, pollinating insects would be eaten by the plants if their flowers were close to the ground. To prevent this, several carnivorous plants have low-growing traps and high flowers. Cephalotus, the Australian pitcher plant, is a wonderful...
The sundew has a sticky substance. The insect gets on it and the  sundew slowly starts to wrap itself around it. Watch the time  eclipse video on how the sundew eats the fly to better understand.  It is called Red Sundew eats insect (timelapse).  (I would have did a link but I cant.) Sorry =(...
how does a venus flytrap move
Venus Flytraps grow in nutrient poor bogs. They get their nutrients from the insects they trap.
The purple pitcher plant is a beautiful and unique plant. QueenVictoria chose this plant to put on the Newfoundland penny. In1954, it was chosen as the floral emblem of Newfoundland andLabrador. Charles Darwin called it "the most wonderful in theworld''.
Yes it would because it eats insects and flies.
yes. the pichers send out the prettiest ones.
Vascular. The plant could not support that pitcher full of water otherwise.
The Venus flytrap has been successfully transplanted and grown in many locales around the world.It is found natively only in North and South Carolina in the United States.The carnivorous adaptations of the Venus flytrap allow it to thrive in environments poor in nitrogen and phosphorus, such as bogs...
Spiky leaves, flat heads, green with red in their mouths.
no, the sundew is a plant and has plant cells
however longit wants to live
Habitat destruction by humans.
The Venus Flytrap is from the Kingdom Plantae, Order Caryophyllales, Family Droseraceae, and Genus Dionaea.
Well the obvious answer is bugs. Make sure that they are not too large (when the trap closes, they should not stick out) or too small (by design, Venus Flytraps do not trap smaller insects because each 'trap' can only fire a certain number of times and it isn't worth it to fire for something very...
A Venus Flytrap should be fed 2 or 3 times a month.
When an insect such as a fly or bee lands on the 'lips' of the nepenthes, they provide an uneven foothold. Of course the insect could just fly away but the nectaries containing the nectar make the plant smell irresistible to them. The inside 'walls' of the nepenthes are either very sticky or very...
Cold climates can kill the Venus Flytrap as it likes to be kept in warm, moist conditions. Also, animals such as cats can disturb a Venus Flytrap by eating parts off it. Lastly, feeding the VF correctly is important. Remember not to give it tap water, and try to feed it live bugs.
The small spikes inside the "trap" of the plant are the actuator hairs, once a fly or small insect has moved these a few times the "trap" is activated and closes on the insect.
Sundews can survive without eating meat if they are growing in good soil. They only consume insects because the soil they grow in lacks important nutrients.
it gets nutrients from the insects which it could not from the environment.
Flytraps have 50 chromosomes.
Yes because it has to sense the insect to be able to catch it.
it is diferent because carnivorous plants are predatotry green plants that kill animals
it eats insects and no other plant does.
no -sundews can trap flies, but sundews are members of the Genus Drosera whereas Venus Flytraps are of the Genus Dionaea. Sundews have a different technique for trapping insects, which involves using sticky dew, and using tentacles that can wrap around prey. Venus flytraps use trigger hairs to...
It is slowly digested using special enzymes over a period of around 10 days.
The Venus Flytrap is a plant known by the scientific name Dionaea muscipula. It is a carnivorous plant that will eat small insects and arachnids (spiders). It does so by sensing its prey with small hairs. When two of these are touched the plant will close on its prey.
1) Both are alive/were alive at one point 2) Both are plants 3) Both grow in soil 4) Both live on earth 5) Both have a "Y" in the name 6) Both are real 7) Both have roots
The Venus Flytrap belongs to the Plantae kingdom.Plantaeit goes in the plant kingdom, of course.Plantea or plant still even thought it is carnivorous, technically it is still a plant. Hope this helps T.M.M :-)
some nepenthes plants get big enough to capture a pelican.
The Venus Fly Trap sweet-smelling sap to attract insects and arachnids. The Venus Fly Trap is only one of the many carnivorous plants. They have existed on this planet for thousands of years. There are more than 500 different kinds of these plants, with appetites ranging from insects and spiders to...
they trap and digest insects because they need to survive so they eat insects and so that us people dont get bitten by so many insects .
Carnivorous plants eat bugs. Specifically, these plants trap bugs in order to meet nutrient needs that are lacking in the poor soils in which they generally grow. Among the best known examples of carnivorous plants are butterworts and sundews; corkscrews; flytraps and waterwheels; and pitcher...
Indeed they do, in the exact same way non-carnivorous plants do.
No, a Venus Flytrap is an angiosperm.
No, the Venus Flytrap does not have an eyeball.
A Venus Flytrap plant uses a modified leaf. The leaf snaps shut so the prey can not escape. Then the digestive juices begin to digest the prey while it is still alive. The plant behaves like a spider.
yes if its gets in the way and if its small enough it can eat an animal.
Venus Flytraps are important to life because they shallow deadly insects and keeps bugs away from us. Without the Venus Flytraps, thousands and thousands of deadly insects, such as mosquitoes which bring us malaria and locusts, bees etc would live to exist beside us on Earth.More importantly, Venus...
Because plantae consits of all living and extinct plants.
Bugs, but don't feed it ants. Lots of people feed it hamburger meat, but that is NOT a good idea.
carnivores plant gulps insect inside then and after that few enzymes act on that organic matter and release certain proteins which is utilized by plants to get their various nutritional requirement
The scientific name for the Venus Flytrap is Dionaea muscipula.
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Flies and other flying insects supplement its nutrition from the soil on which it lives. Sometimes if there is a large Venus Flytrap it will eat a small frog or toad. The Venus Flytrap lives on soils that are poor in nutrients, and in particular nitrogen compounds, such as nitrates, that the...
The Venus Flytrap, along with other carniverous plants, evolved in an environment devoid of nitrogen and phosphorous compounds which it would need to survive. It obtains these "foods" by digesting prey, whereas most plants obtain these foods from the soil via their root systems.Flytraps actually get...
No, but they do make oxygen as a product of photosynthesis. Venus Flytraps work like any plant, except that they can acquire extra nutrients from bugs.
For: They won't attract stink bugs from what I've read. If you drop the bug into the container which has the trap and close it off, the stink bugs fate is sealed. They do not harm your VFT in any way as long as the trap can close around them. The stink doesn't affect the plant. Against: I disagree...
No, but you can splice them.
Yes, they do. In the Spring, the Venus Flytrap send up tall stalks lined with small, white flowers. The stalks are tall so that the flowers will not get caught in the trapping leaves. In addition, insects pollinating the flowers will not be trapped either.
A Venus Flytrap needs insects in order to survive like any other plant. As they typically grow in a boggy environment with few nutrients, insects are the best way for the Venus Flytrap to survive and feed on.
The trigger hairs in the Venus Flytrap help it catch food. A Venus Flytrap's mouth has the triggers hairs on its base so when the fly lands on it and touches a couple of the triggers hairs, it triggers the mouth to close. This is an important and valuable adaptation for the plant in order to survive...
They weaken during the winter and then eventually die.
  The families Nepenthaceae and Sarraceniaceae are the best-known and largest groups of pitcher plants.
That is a good question. The Venus Flytrap holds sweet smelling acids in its "jaws." It opens and waits for a bug to jump or fly onto its trigger hairs, and then it clamps shut. The acids slowly digest the bug.
It will take a few years to mature.
It is both a producer and a consumer. See related link
that depends on your idea of what it means to be a vegetarian. when a carnivorous plant traps and digests an insect, it breaks down the chemical components of its prey so that it may use them to carry out its own chemical functions. what this type of plant does is the same as any other plant,...
No. It has green leaves and therefore needs sunlight for photosynthesis.
to quickly eat insects before they go away.
no theyll die because theyre only found in the tropics....
Firstly, the Venus Flytrap doesn't 'take in' soil, it simply lives in it. The Flytrap lives in nutrient poor soil with a lack of Nitrogen. The soil is often moist and requires the Flytrap to gain energy from other sources - flies.
My guess is that your Flytrap will either die or become very ill. If you've noticed, bacon has a lot of fat in it. Flies have next to nothing when it comes to body fat. Animals have a certain chemical that allows them to break down fat but a Venus Flytrap most likely will not have the chemicals to...
The Venus Flytrap contains alkaloid toxins that are harmful to humans and should not be consumed.
The pitcher plant belongs to the Sarracenia Family. :)
Because of it's poor, boggy environment, the Flytrap totally relies on insects and flies to gain important nutrients to survive. It would most probably last less than a month without food.
Lures the prey into the mouth of the Venus Flytrap by a sweet scent that attracts them, and when the fly lands, the mouth closes in a rapid action, and digests the fly/insect.
No. Plants are not 'invented'.
In the forest. This is from wikipedia: ( I have edited some) The Venus Flytrap is found in nitrogen-poor environments, such as bogs and wet savannahs. ................. It survives in wet sandy and peaty soils. Although it has been successfully transplanted and grown in many locales around the world...
No, but some say it can cure cancer.
i don`t know i ask you i am never coming back to this website
It is unlikely that would ever happen.
Humans use the Venus Flytrap to look at as an object and keep flies out of a room. The Venus flytrap is a perennial plant that traps and eats insects. It is native to the low-lying wetlands of the southeastern United States. After being harvested, the whole fresh plant is pressed to remove the...
venus flytrap is endangered and the daffodils not
Yes Venus Flytraps or Dionaea muscipula can sneeze. But only very gently. Some germs can come in the insects that Venus Flytraps inhabit. So Venus Flytraps use the method of actually pushing out the digested insect out through their roots. but there isn't any chance you'll see one sneezing.
Yes. The pitcher plant contains chlorophyll to produce glucose. Due to the poor-soil environment that the pitcher plant lives in, it cannot gather sufficient amount of nitrogen through the soil, which is why it needs to digest insects in order to be well nourished.
A Venus Flytrap lures flies into one of its 'mouths' and then closes in on the fly. Afterwards, the Flytrap begins to digest the fly using special enzymes. This absorbs the fly and allows the plant to gain important nutrients for survival.
A plant that lives off another plant is called a parasitic plant.
The mode of nutrition for the Venus Flytrap is Heterotrophic Nutrition.
There is only one species of Venus Flytraps. However, there are many different hybrids.
The Venus flytrap is a plant, and all plants belong to thetaxonomic domain of Eukarya. Eukarya covers all organisms in the Kingdom Plantae, as well as theKingdoms Animalia, Fungi and Protista.
When you get to Rain Isle you should search in the woods where you will find them by using your magnifying glass in your tool bar.
The Venus Flytrap is a seed plant.
I believe it is a carnivore because they eat only insects.