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Some of the most unusual plants are the carnivorous ones. The pitcher plants absorb nutrients from insects that drowned in the water that collects in the pitchers. Sundews absorb nutrients from insects that die stuck to the sticky drops on their leaves.
  • The sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
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  • Insects that enter the open mouth of the white topped pitcher plant are trapped and drowned in the water in the pitcher.  The plant absorbs nutirents from the decomposing insects.
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  • Insects that enter the open mouth of the white topped pitcher plant are trapped and drowned in the water in the pitcher.  The plant absorbs nutirents from the decomposing insects.
    ae whitetop...jpg
  • Insects that enter the open mouth of the white topped pitcher plant are trapped and drowned in the water in the pitcher.  The plant absorbs nutirents from the decomposing insects.
    ae whitetop...jpg
  • Insects that enter the open mouth of the white topped pitcher plant are trapped and drowned in the water in the pitcher.  The plant absorbs nutirents from the decomposing insects.
    ae whitetop...jpg
  • The sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae sweet pi...jpg
  • The sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae sweet pi...jpg
  • The sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae sweet pi...jpg
  • The sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae sweet pi...jpg
  • The spoon leaf sundew is much more upright that other sundews that tend to rosette flat on the ground.  This sundew is more spherical, however, it still traps insects with the sticky fluid and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.
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  • The spoon leaf sundew is much more upright that other sundews that tend to rosette flat on the ground.  This sundew is more spherical, however, it still traps insects with the sticky fluid and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.
    ae spoonlea...jpg
  • The spoon leaf sundew is much more upright that other sundews that tend to rosette flat on the ground.  This sundew is more spherical, however, it still traps insects with the sticky fluid and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.
    ae spoon le...jpg
  • The spoon leaf sundew is much more upright that other sundews that tend to rosette flat on the ground.  This sundew is more spherical, however, it still traps insects with the sticky fluid and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.
    ae spoon le...jpg
  • The pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves.  Hairs pointing downward keep insects that fall into the water from crawling out.  The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves.  Hairs pointing downward keep insects that fall into the water from crawling out.  The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves.  Hairs pointing downward keep insects that fall into the water from crawling out.  The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves.  Hairs pointing downward keep insects that fall into the water from crawling out.  The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The pitcher plant is an insectivorous plant, which holds water in the pitcher formed from its leaves.  Hairs pointing downward keep insects that fall into the water from crawling out.  The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is a listed species in Florida.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The white topped pitcher plant is a carnivorus plant that traps insects in the water in its center and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  The seedhead had dropped it's petals, but is still attractive.
    ae pitcherp...jpg
  • The white topped pitcher plant is a carnivorus plant that traps insects in the water in its center and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.  It is listed as threatened in Florida.
    ae pitcher ...jpg
  • The white topped pitcher plant is a carnivorus plant that traps insects in the water in its center and absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies.
    ae pitcher ...jpg
  • Dew threads have sticky hairs that track insects and reflect light similar to dew.  Sundews with their red flat disc shape and similar life style are also visible.  This is not a good neighborhood for small insects.
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  • Dew threads have sticky hairs that track insects and reflect light similar to dew.  The hairs ae visble on the flower buds.
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  • Dew threads have sticky hairs that track insects and reflect light similar to dew.  Sundews with their red flat disc shape and similar life style are also visible.
    ae dew thre...jpg
  • Sundews are small carnivorous plants covered by sticky hairs, which sparkle like dew.  Insects are trapped on the hairs and die.  The plants absorbs the insect's nutirents as it decomposes.
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