How do carnivorous plants adapt to their environment?

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The most common habitat for carnivorous plants is in bogs and fens. One of the advantages to living in a bog or fen is that water and sunshine are abundant all year long; however, there are disadvantages to these particular habitats, as well. One the downsides of bogs and fens...

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The most common habitat for carnivorous plants is in bogs and fens. One of the advantages to living in a bog or fen is that water and sunshine are abundant all year long; however, there are disadvantages to these particular habitats, as well. One the downsides of bogs and fens is that they tend to be have low nutrient densities. One such nutrient that is lacking in the soil of bogs and fens is nitrogen. Normally, a plant can get all of the nitrogen that it needs from the soil, but carnivorous plants live in areas where that isn't possible. They have to obtain that nutrient from other sources, so they have adapted themselves to capture various invertebrates. While insects are the most common nutrient source for carnivorous plants, sometimes mammals and frogs can be used as well.

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