Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), is a carnivorous plant.

The leaves of Venus’ Flytrap have short, stiff hairs called trigger or sensitive hairs. When anything touches these hairs enough to bend them, the two lobes of the leaves snap shut in less than a second, trapping whatever is inside.

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