There is no plant that attracts so much attention and curiosity but the Dionaea, or the carnivore plant. There are a few distinctive species of the carnivore plants but the one with traps is the most popular.

In some movies you will see a huge, gigantic carnivore trap-plans, but the scale of the sizes is quite unrealistic.

Flytrap is rather small and very sensitive.

The trigger mechanism is pretty complex, a plant doesn’t react on the first touch, but only on a second if it happens after 20-ish seconds of a delay. This spares some energy to a plant because snapping an insect requires additional resources.

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These plants evolved on the acid rich soils that offer little to none necessary nutrients, so the additional way of getting it evolved from the bottom leaves of the plant.

A fly trap, therefore, has two sets of the flowers.  The first set is modest white flowers situated on long stems away from the killing mechanism, and the second ‘flower-like’ structures are evolved leaves which distribute insect-attracting scent and they are usually brightly colored and red.

A fly trap requires a little care, but also an ‘additional’ meal from time to time, in a form of an acceptable insect. If not it may suffer malnutrition and quickly drop.

 

image attribution:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap#/media/File:Venus_Flytrap_showing_trigger_hairs.jpg

 

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