These are also known as Carnivorous (Meat-eating) plants. Several types are native to the U.S. Includilng the famous Venus Flytrap. They indeed eat insects and possibly could trap very small vermin-like mammals.
because they eat insects
some insectivorous plants for ex. venus flytrap
Parasitic plants:the dodder plantthe rafflesiathe sapriacuscuta
There are many plants that are partially heterotrophic. Some insectivorous ones are Venus Fly Traps, Pitcher Plants, and Cape Sundew plants.
The question is not why these plants use photosynthesis, it's why they are insectivorous! All plants use photosynthesis, but only some of them live in such poor soil that they have adapted this unusual method of obtaining nutrients. Insectivorous plants get nutrition from more than one source. Insects are primarily a source of protein, and photosynthesis is a source of carbohydrates. Plants need a lot of carbohydrates, in order to grow.
No. Some are parasitic and latch onto other plants for nourishments.
Most of them grow on other plants and some on animals too.
Yes, most species are insectivorous, but a few are herbivorous or omnivorous.
Some plants eat insects because some of the 'Insectivorous' plants are grown in those places where there are less of nutrients,so they catch insects to fulfil their needs of nutrients.
Because they trap insects. Examples are Drosera, Utricularia and Napenthes etc.
Since these plants kill and digest the insect proteins in their specialized structures, these are called insectivorous or carnivorus plants. Utricularia, Drosera and napenthes etc are some of the examples of these plants.
they derive some or most of their plants by trapping and consuming animals mainly insects of pitcher plant,mosera etc.
some parasitic and saprophytic plants
like cuscuta dodder plant & venus flytrap & rafflesia
Nematodes are parasites that infect different species of plants and animals. Some examples of parasitic nematodes are hookworms, eye worms, and heart worms.
information about plants and soil
99.9 of plants will die. Some are parasitic and obtain nutrition from host plants (although they still rely on photosynthesis to a degree)
There are several different insectivorous insects. Some of these include dragonflies, hornets, ladybugs, and praying mantises. Being insectivorous means that they eat insects.
The nutritious sap is not in the xylem, it is in the phloem.
Most do. There are some that are carnivorous and take their energy by digesting small animals and insects. There are also some parasitic plants that leech nutrients from other plants.
Aardvark for one .
Most plants produce glucose through the process of photosynthesis, some however cannot produce everything they require - that's why some plants are parasitic
beetles and birds
Some insectivorous birds eat grasshoppers
Ferns are not parasitic, however some are "epithitic". Epiphytes are plants that grow upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically. They derive moisture and nutrients from the air and rain, not from the host on which they are anchored.