is a butterwort?
are carnivorous plants which are able to use insects as
beside the uptake of nutrients by roots. With the help
of sticky traps
the plants can "catch" insects. The traps consist of
hair with mucous
glands at the end that secrete sticky substances (mostly
the hairy glands there a sessile glands on top of the
secrete enzymes that "digest" the preys (works like in a
stomach). The glittering secretions of the glands and
odour are mostly responsible for the attraction of prey.
terms butterworts belong to the plant family of Lentibulariaceae.Within
family there are other genus with insectivorous
name Pinguicula is derived from the Latin word pinguis,
literally meaning "small and fat one".
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