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Lorenzo's Sundews

By Lorenzo AuslanderBy Lorenzo Auslander

SUNDEWS!By Lorenzo Auslander

What is the scientific name of your plant?The scientific name for my plant is Drosera.

What scientific family does your plant belong to?The scientific family that my plant belongs to is Droseraceae.

Bibliography!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFhsjDPTcSk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droserahttp://www.ehow.com/about_6563171_carnivorous-plant-adaptations.htmlhttp://www.ehow.com/list_7479934_digestion-carnivorous-plants.htmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Droserahttp://www.ehow.com/facts_5838020_sundew-plant.html

What does it look like?It has an green oval shaped leaf with red tentacles that have dew looking sticky stuff on the ends.

Where does it live?They grow in bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, and moist stream banks, in other words, wet habitats. They are partially frost-resistant and live in all continents except Antartica.

What are the best conditions for your plant?The best conditions for the Sundew are in sphagnum moss, in wet habitats, in acidic soils, with high levels of sun, and in warm climates.

How does your plant get its energy?It gets its energy from the bugs it eats.

What other organisms does it interact with?It interacts with the bugs it eats, the plants it grows near (sphagnum moss), and the insects that pollenate its flowers.

How is your plant well adapted to its environment?The way that they adapt are that they can't get enough nutrients from their environments, so they get proteins from bugs, once they have caught the bugs they unleash enzymes to digest them into proteins the Sundew can eat, and they attract bugs with the dew looking drops on the sundews.

What is cool about your plant?Somethings that are suprising and cool are that they live all over the world and eat bugs by catching them with their sticky tentacles.

FUN FACT!The name "Sundew" comes from the gel on the plant's tentacles!

FUN FACT!When the temperature is from 38-45 degrees, the Sundew goes into hibernation for 4-5 monthes!


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