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Venus Flytrap

Hungry, Hungry Houseplants

February 18, 2020 | Jameson Coopman
Few plants have garnered the interest of the home horticulturist as much as the charismatic Venus flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula ). We horticulturists here at Denver Botanic Gardens are no exception, and that is one reason why we have these hungry, hungry houseplants growing in our tissue culture lab...Learn more
Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

August 20, 2009 | Sarada Krishnan
Typically plants fall at the bottom of the food chain, eaten by almost all other creatures. The exceptions to the rule are the carnivorous plants, displaying a role reversal from prey to predator. These plants have developed evolutionary mechanisms to trap insects and digest them in order to...Learn more