What are some of the carnivorous plants in the Amazon?

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The Amazon rainforest is one of those secluded areas of Earth where evolution has run unchecked and created some extremely unique and diverse forms of life. There are a number of carnivorous plants that are indigenous to that region of the world.

The bladderwort plant is one carnivorous plant. It...

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The Amazon rainforest is one of those secluded areas of Earth where evolution has run unchecked and created some extremely unique and diverse forms of life. There are a number of carnivorous plants that are indigenous to that region of the world.

The bladderwort plant is one carnivorous plant. It is an underwater plant with flattened sacs into which small aquatic creatures will bump, which then expand, trapping and killing the creatures.

Genlisea plants, within the bladderwort family, are partially aquatic, and they have tendrils, or stolons, that grow into the ground and water. These are passive carnivorous plants. If a bug or tiny animal wanders into the stolon, it will encounter digestive mechanisms and juices that consume it.

The sundew plant has many leaves that are tipped with extremely sticky nectar. Once an insect is trapped, the leaves close on themselves, allowing the plant to digest the bug.

There are also pitcher plants. These plants trap water inside them that gets coated with a slippery film. When an insect falls into the water, it becomes difficult to fly or climb out and will eventually be digested by the plant.

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