carnivorous plant

Definitions of carnivorous plant
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n plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals

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pitcher plant
any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarraceniales
daily dew, sundew, sundew plant
any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
Dionaea muscipula, Venus's flytrap, Venus's flytraps
carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects
Aldrovanda vesiculosa, waterwheel plant
floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas
Drosophyllum lusitanicum
perennial of dry habitats whose leaves have glandular hairs that secrete adhesive and digestive fluid for capture and digestion of insects; Portugal, southern Spain and Morocco
roridula
either of 2 species of the genus Roridula; South African viscid perennial low-growing woody shrubs
bladderwort
any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals
butterwort
any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
genlisea
rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs
Sarracenia purpurea, common pitcher plant, huntsman's cup, huntsman's cups
perennial bog herb having dark red flowers and decumbent broadly winged pitchers forming a rosette; of northeastern North America and naturalized in Europe especially Ireland
Sarracenia minor, hooded pitcher plant
yellow-flowered pitcher plant of southeastern United States having trumpet-shaped leaves with the orifice covered with an arched hood
Sarracenia flava, huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, trumpets, yellow pitcher plant, yellow trumpet
pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica
marsh or bog herb having solitary pendulous yellow-green flowers and somewhat twisted pitchers with broad wings below
sun pitcher
any of several herbs of Guiana highlands having racemes of nodding white or pink flowers; trap and digest insects in pitcher-shaped leaves with spoon-shaped caps
tropical pitcher plant
any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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