Carnivorous plants capture damselflies

Carnivorous plants capture damselflies

Carnivorous plants capture damselflies

Sundews (Drosera anglica) use the sticky tentacles covering their leaves to attract, trap and digest their prey, such as these damselflies. An NSF grant will enable researchers to study the genetic mechanisms regulating carnivorous plants' ability to obtain nutrients from nonsoil sources.

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