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8 Dangerous Plants That Eat Animals

The forest has different types of animals and plants, a day out in the forest is a game of survival. Luckily we are tucked away from the danger of these wild animals and occasionally they might skip the fence and make its way to the neighborhood. Though fatality from those things is very rare, it does happen at times but we are not here to talk about those types of animals but something far much amazing. Meet the 8 plants that eat animals and some even can be grown in your gardens.

8. Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap needs no introduction because this plant has been covered by the media so many times, if you are an insect then you are in danger around this plant because they use a certain mechanism to trap and consume this animal, which is ensuring the animal or insect is in the mouth and then it triggers some spines which then triggers the plants to close instantly. but it’s a fatal plant because it ensures that all the insect is inside are not partial because it will be dangerous to both the plant and animal, they may die when the decomposition takes place outside and can be poisonous to the plant itself, the mouth is guided from this process by an antiseptic which the plant produces and it ensures the digestive enzymes is only released when the insect is well placed.

7. Byblis

This another one with almost the same features as others but now this one is environmentally friendly.

6. Portuguese Sundew

Native to the western Mediterranean including Spain and Portugal. This plant is a bit relative to the other plant and grows in soil that lacks nutrients and also feeds by eating insects. This is supplemented by the presence of Mucilage in the plant all over the plants including stems and leaves. When an animal falls in the stem then it starts to coil and forming a circle enclosing the plants looking like a snake coiling around its prey causing general suffocation of the animal. Taking away nitrogen from has a sweet scent and yellow flowers which attract insects and other small animals.

5. Roridula

This carnivorous plant is another one but very beneficial to humans and is based in the cape of South Africa. It has a sticky substance and bright color that really attract insect and sticks in it, it gets the name for its ability to grow six feet tall and dew. The difference now is that it is very sticky and can also attract birds and take them off.

4. Butterwort

They are unusual plants that look generally different, the name came from its glitteriest and the leaves structure. Its leaves are filled with small droplets of substance that looks like water but are used to trap these insects, another interesting fact is that it changes color as per the season and also the way it looks like and flower formation. Larger in times of summer and also small during winter.

3. Cobra Lily

It’s an extremely rare plant but if you have a chance of seeing it then you’re lucky, the cobra lily that looks like a real cobra head that is about to strike its prey, mostly located in North Carolina and Origin. it's mostly seen in a place with running water and a bit bushy, its leaves are translucent to confuse the prey but because it's grown in soil that lacks nutrients, it needs insects very much.

2. Australian Sundew.

Compare to others this has a unique trapping system that is very amazing. It’s covered by many tentacles that when triggered it kills instantly that require a speedy camera to ensure it captures the act.

1. Yellow Pitcher Plant

It’s a yellow beautiful carnivore plant native in Alabama, Georgia, and catches its prey using its Pitcher shaped leaves and takes them inside. they are mostly known to grow up to 3 feet tall but in most cases it grows two feet tall, covered by the flap the mouth of the pitcher protects the prey afterward.

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