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Leaf Of Sundew
Nuridsany et Perennou and Photo Researchers
Leaf of carnivorous sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) plant. These stalks are tipped with a secretion that acts as a glue, trapping any insect that lands on the plant. Once an insect is trapped, the leaf curls around it. Digestive enzymes are then secreted, which convert the insect into nutrients for the plant. This ability allows the sundew to live in nutrient-poor soils, such as those found in marshland.
June 15th, 2012
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