Top 10 Carnivorous Plants
Bladderwort:most obviously uses the bladder trap to capture and eat insects, aquatic worms, water fleas, fish fry, mosquito larvae, and young tadpoles.
Sundew:uses both flypaper and snapping tentacles as trapping mechanisms to capture and eat insects.
Dewy Pine:grows in dry areas. The dewy-looking secretions resemble honey to attract prey, while the sticky leaves trap it and an enzyme digests the insides of the insect to leave behind a dry shell.
Pitcher Plant: the tropical versions of which are also called monkey cups, but which all have the same trapping mechanisms: A hybrid combination of lobster pot and pitfall.
Cobra Lily: is a type of pitcher plant, it doesn’t resemble the description of a monkey cup or even an obvious pitcher shape.
Brocchinia reducta:There is no common name for this carnivorous bromeliad, a plant belonging to the same family as pineapple, thick-leaved succulents, and Spanish mosses.
Corkscrew Plant:differs from other predatory photosynthetic life-forms in that it doesn’t target insects. Instead, it eats microscopic organisms, including protozoans.
Venus Flytrap:is certainly the most well-known of carnivorous plants. It is also easiest to acquire, being inexpensive and small enough to likely find in your store.
Butterwort:Bright, orchid-like flowers are the feature of this plant at first sight. Look closer, though, and you’ll see tiny hairs that secrete a mucus-like substance.
Fly Bush :The flypaper mechanism is the trap this plant uses to capture wasps, bees, and other insects. The shiny resin on the tentacles attracts the prey, only for them to become stuck.