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5 Weird Ways Plants Can Eat Animals

Why have some plants evolved to eat meat?

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Energetics and the evolution

“Carnivory has evolved independently at least six times in five angiosperm orders.”

The Venus Flytrap’s Lethal Allure

“Native only to the Carolinas, the carnivorous plant that draws unwitting insects to its spiky maw now faces dangers of its own.”

Death traps that frequently fail feed carnivorous plants better

“In a counterintuitive twist, pitcher plant traps that work only some of the time did the best job of catching huge hauls of ants for the plants to eat.”

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