Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cape Sundew Snacking

The leaves of this carnivorous plant are covered with bright red tentacles that secrete a delicious-looking gelatinous goo from their tips. The glistening liquid fools winged passersby into flying close, mistaking the droplets for food. And while it isn’t sweet, the secretion is sticky – very sticky. Once landed, an insect has little chance of escape

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