New discovery: Carnivorous plant diet

The latest scientific news reveals a carnivorous plant remembers to eat its greens.

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Damselflies mating on bladderwort flower.

Bladderworts – aquatic carnivorous plants that catch microscopic animals in sophisticated, bladder-like root traps – are also partial to a side salad, according to new research. In fact algae and pollen grains constitute 90 per cent of the species’ food. Plants deprived of vegetable matter are smaller than those that enjoy a balanced diet.

Source Annals of Botany

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