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Plants That Eat Animals

There are at least 630 species of plants that attract and trap animal prey to consume as food. I find that incredibly fascinating. It’s like, after all these years I’ve been eating salads, creamed or garlic spinach, steamed broccoli and bok choy, the plants have actually been evolving and looking forward to having me for dinner instead.

I was speaking with a colleague at work who mentioned that he grows 29 species of the fly trap variation in his apartment. I couldn’t immediately validate whether or not there are actually 29 different species of fly trapping plants, but I knew right then and there that I must investigate the possibility of owning a carnivorous plant.

How Do I Get One of Those?

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that the venus fly trap is the most popular carnivorous plant in the known galaxy. It is so popular that…

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