New carnivorous plant discovered


This video says about itself:

Dr. Peter Fritsch, Curator, Department of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences, describes how over the period of 10 years he and colleagues discovered the first carnivorous plant species known to trap and digest worms underground using adhesive leaves. This species, Philcoxia minensis, is part of the family Plantaginaceae, which is not believed to be otherwise carnivorous at all.

Global warming does not benefit plants: new study: here.

Meat-eating plant digests insects using ants: here.

Live fast, die young – plant species living in urban backyards are closer related to each other and live shorter than plant species in the countryside: here.

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