Carnivorous Plants?

Caption: a leaf of the common sundew plant

Did you know that some plants-a very few-are carnivores? Yes, there are some plants that eat meat! Meat-eating plants trap insects, spiders, and even some frogs and small mammals like rats.

The Venus flytrap is one kind of carnivorous plant. These plants live in swamps and bogs. The soil is poor. The soil has few minerals that plants need. Large trees block the sunlight. The soil in bogs may be too acidic for other plants to grow there. To get enough food, carnivorous plants eat insects.

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