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An Unusual Plant



An Unusual Plant

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.58

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    digest, leaf, onto, tasty, trapped, plant, another, cause, close, inside, instead, juice, meal, meat, poor, shine
     content words:    North Carolina


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An Unusual Plant
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     A bug crawls onto the leaf of a plant. Drops of sweet juice shine on the leaves. The bug is hunting a tasty meal. Instead, the bug becomes a meal - for the plant!
 
2     This strange plant is called a Venus flytrap. It grows in some marshes in North Carolina. The soggy soil there has few minerals. Not many plants can grow in the wet, poor soil. But the Venus flytrap gets what it needs in another way. It eats insects!
 
3     The leaves of a Venus flytrap close up like clam shells. Most of the time, the leaves are open. The inner parts are covered .....
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