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Dangerous Plant

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by janalaia
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Botany

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DANGEROUS PLANT

It is a very fast plant. Trapping structure is formed by the terminal portion of each sheet divided into two lobes containing three tiny sensory hairs on the inner surface. When the possible prey makes contact with one of these hairs trap is activated, but only closes if contact is repeated in any of them within twenty seconds. This requirement of double contact is a security system to avoid wasting energy in case the trapped object has no nutritional value

Why is it dangerous?

It is a small plant whose structure is formed by a rosette of 4 to 8 leaves arising from a short underground stem bulbous shape. Each stem reaches a height of between 3.5 to 10 cm, depending on the time of year

DESCRIPTION:

WHAT DO THEY EAT?It catch live prey. It mostly catch insects and arachnids

WHERE THEY GROW?They grow in places where the soil is poor, especially nitrogen, such as acidic swamp land and rocky outcrops

DIONAEA MUSCIPULA


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