Venus fly trap - human fly

The Venus flytrap turned to carnivory to survive in the nutrient-poor soil of its native habitat in North and South Carolina, in and around the Green Swamp. To get the nutrition it needs, the flytrap lures insects, including ants and flies, into the jaws of its trap. The trap's reddish interior and small nectar-secreting glands along its rim trick the insects into thinking they have found a flower, said Rainer Hedrich, a biophysicist at the University Wuerzburg in Germany. He and colleagues have revealed how hormones play a role in how the plant snaps up and digests its prey.

The leaf trap of Venus fly trap consists of sensitive hairs which gives signal to the plant to close when the plant is touched by anything else. The insects are attracted towards the plant leaves as the leaves are sweet scented.

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