Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Pretty, Amazing Carnivore

My beautiful round-leaved sundew awaits a fleshy meal. It has no teeth, nor talons. Instead its sticky tentacles trap insects, working just like an adhesive to keep it there while the plant's enzymes dissolve it. Was flypaper modeled after them, I wonder?

The green flower bud on the tall stem that comes up out of the center of the dewy-looking leaf rosette is getting ready to open.

And here's one already open:

They help keep mosquito populations down, so show them some respect: don't destroy their habitat. Look at all the trapped bugs!

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