Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures.

Author: Dan Torre

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789141139

Category: Nature

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Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature—from Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors to the world-dominating plants of The Day of the Triffids—yet many people regard carnivorous plants as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect and display. In this abundantly illustrated and highly entertaining book, Dan Torre describes the evolution, structure, and scientific background of carnivorous plants. Examining their cultural and social history, he also shows how they have inspired our imagination and been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation, and popular culture. From the Venus flytrap—a species endemic to the Carolinas—to pitcher plants, this fascinating history of these singular, arresting, beautiful, yet deadly plants is certain to be devoured.

Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada

Details 45 species and numerous hybrids of carnivorous plants, including identifying descriptions, preferred habitat, distribution, and flowering and trapping season.

Author: Donald E. Schnell

Publisher: Winston-Salem, N.C. : J. F. Blair

ISBN: UOM:49015000410242

Category: Science

Page: 125

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Details 45 species and numerous hybrids of carnivorous plants, including identifying descriptions, preferred habitat, distribution, and flowering and trapping season.

Carnivorous Plants

Although each of these functional traits or physiological processes also can occur—usually singly— in noncarnivorous plants, they normally co-occur in carnivorous plants where they are coupled in series firmly to another.

Author: Aaron M. Ellison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198779841

Category: Carnivorous plants

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Carnivorous plants have fascinated botanists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, physiologists, developmental biologists, anatomists, horticulturalists, and the general public for centuries. Charles Darwin was the first scientist to demonstrate experimentally that some plants could actuallyattract, kill, digest, and absorb nutrients from insect prey; his book Insectivorous Plants (1875) remains a widely-cited classic. Since then, many movies and plays, short stories, novels, coffee-table picture books, and popular books on the cultivation of carnivorous plants have been produced.However, all of these widely read products depend on accurate scientific information, and most of them have repeated and recycled data from just three comprehensive, but now long out of date, scientific monographs. The field has evolved and changed dramatically in the nearly 30 years since the lastof these books was published, and thousands of scientific papers on carnivorous plants have appeared in the academic journal literature. In response, Ellison and Adamec have assembled the world's leading experts to provide a truly modern synthesis. They examine every aspect of physiology,biochemistry, genomics, ecology, and evolution of these remarkable plants, culminating in a description of the serious threats they now face from over-collection, poaching, habitat loss, and climatic change which directly threaten their habitats and continued persistence in them.a href="http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/aaron-ellison"Aaron Ellison/a

Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants/Insectivorous Plants.” Carnivorous Plant Pages. N.d. http://www.botany.org/carnivorous%5Fplants/ (October 11, 2006). D'Amato, Peter. The Savage Garden. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1998. Edwards, Paul.

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822565635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Describes the physical characteristics and habitat of carnivorous plants, including pitcher plants, venus fly traps, and cobra lilies.

Carnivorous Plants

They derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting small animals and insects by means of specially modified plant organs or trapping mechanisms. Today, there are over 600 known species of carnivorous plants in the ...

Author: AGRIHORTICO

Publisher: AGRIHORTICO

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 54

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Carnivorous plants are those plants that depend on insects and small animals for their nitrogen supply and proteins (inorganic nutrition). They derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting small animals and insects by means of specially modified plant organs or trapping mechanisms. Today, there are over 600 known species of carnivorous plants in the world and most of them are herbaceous perennials that live in nutrient-poor soils.

Carnivorous Plants

Nurseries South West Carnivorous Plants , 2 Rose Cottages , Culmstock , Cullompton , Devon EX15 3JJ , UK , Tel . 01884 841549. www.littleshopofhorrors.co.uk Hampshire Carnivorous Plants , Ya Mayla , Allington Lane , West End ...

Author: Adrian Slack

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262690896

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Explores a variety of carnivorous plants, discussing how they entice, catch, and digest their prey and provides instructions on how to cultivate them.

Killer Carnivorous Plants

Ninja Plants: Survival and Adaptation in the Plant World. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2017. Hewitt-Cooper, Nigel. Carnivorous Plants: Gardening with Extraordinary Botanicals. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2016.

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978504509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Plants sit at the bottom of the food chain. They provide meals for the vast majority of animals on earth, but what if the food chain were upset? Strange as it may sound, there are places on virtually every continent where plants are the hunters and animals the hunted. Some plants move so quickly that insects do not know what hit them. Others lay elaborate traps to lure their prey. Featuring stunning full-color photographs, informative sidebars, and accessible text, this book will fascinate young readers as it introduces them to real meat-eating plants of the world.

The Carnivorous Plants

Among the carnivorous plants, only the last is found, as a watery medium is the only one that can carry an enzyme, as in Drosera. Adhesive (mucilaginous or resinous) glands are very common, and often small insects are captured, as, ...

Author: Francis Ernest Lloyd

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447495581

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Savage Garden

Whether you're a beginner with your first Venus flytrap or an expert looking for the latest specimen, this book covers everything you need to create and nurture your very own little garden of horrors.

Author: Peter D'Amato

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781607744108

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. Beautiful, exotic, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive indoors and out, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is hands-down the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, fully illustrated with 200+ color photos. This updated edition covers changes in soil and fertilizer products; water quality updates; advances in artificial lighting; new information on transplanting, pot sizes, and plant grooming; and the many incredible new species of carnivorous plants that have been discovered and hybridized, including a dozen new sun pitchers and over 50 tropical pitcher plants. Whether you're a beginner with your first Venus flytrap or an expert looking for the latest specimen, this book covers everything you need to create and nurture your very own little garden of horrors.

Carnivorous Plants of Conecuh National Forest

CONSERVATION OF CARNIVOROUS PLANTS Changes in the earth's natural habitats have decimated populations of carnivorous plants in many parts of the world . Overcollecting for the commercial and hobbyist trade has eliminated some types from ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01299566S

Category: Carnivorous plants

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The Savage Garden Revised

This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind.

Author: Peter D'Amato

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607744115

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes: • All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers. • Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized. • Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature. Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.

Do Plants Eat Meat The Wonderful World of Carnivorous Plants Biology Books for Kids Children s Biology Books

ould you grow a carnivorous plant in your house or garden? You can, but it takes special conditions, and some carnivorousplantslivewithhumansbetter than others. Venus ytraps are guests in more than a few houses because of their ...

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541918207

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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Did you know that some plants eat special food? Sunlight is not enough for them and they lack the capacity to create their own food. That is why they prey on insects. They have a unique scent that attracts their small prey so they just sit and wait until they can gobble something up! Should you be afraid of these carnivorous plants too?

Eaten Alive by Carnivorous Plants

This is an informative natural science book filled with many vivid images accompanying the text. This book takes you to the natural habitats of North America where many carnivorous plants grow wild.

Author: Kathleen Honda

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517124778

Category:

Page: 54

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This book is available in COLOR edition, B&W edition and KINDLE edition. See www.honda-e.com/ea.htm This is an introductory book on carnivorous plants for a young audience. Ages 7-9. Grades 2-4. These are unique plants found in bogs and swamps. The soils where they grow are very poor in nutrition. In order to survive in these hostile environments, some plants have acquired an ability to catch and digest insects and other bugs. There are over 700 kinds of flowering plants that possess this meat-eating habit. These plants are collectively known as carnivorous plants because of their unique lifestyle. Carnivorous plants are found worldwide. Some grow widely while some are restricted to a small area. For instance, Venus flytraps grow wild only in coastal North & South Carolina in the United States. There are four major types of traps used by carnivorous plants: Snap trap (Venus flytrap), pitfalls (pitcher plants), flypaper traps (sundews & butterworts), and suction traps (bladderworts). You will learn each of these trapping mechanisms as you read along. Just as plants need to attract pollinators to their flowers, carnivorous plants need to attract prey to their deadly traps. In order to achieve this, many carnivorous plants disguise their traps with brilliant colors and sweet nectar, just like real flowers. Often, this trick is so effective that insects visit the trap in the same manner they do flowers, and are captured and eaten! Did you know that you have to touch Venus flytrap's trigger hair, not once, but twice to close the trap? Venus flytraps catch and eat only large, worthy bugs, and tiny bugs are let go. How many times do you think you can trick a Venus flytrap's trap with your finger before it stops responding? All these and more are described in detail in the book. This is an informative natural science book filled with many vivid images accompanying the text. This book takes you to the natural habitats of North America where many carnivorous plants grow wild. This is a good reference book for a school science project. Enjoy!

The Carnivorous Plants

The diversity of morphological, biochemical, and commensal features generates both the lay and the scientific interest in this diverse group. The carnivorous plants exhibit features which are common to many other non-carnivorous plants.

Author: Barrie Edward Juniper

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822003710811

Category: Carnivorous plants.

Page: 353

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Plants, as is now becoming widely recognised, exploit animals in almost as many ways as animals use plants; only rarely, however, do they eat animals in the sense of catching, holding, and devouring prey. The manner, however, in which they function as carnivores grants insights into plant form, function, and evolution not otherwise readily available. The diversity of morphological, biochemical, and commensal features generates both the lay and the scientific interest in this diverse group. The carnivorous plants exhibit features which are common to many other non-carnivorous plants. However the extent to which these features have developed and the combination of different features in small organs is unique and therefore, can be exploited by using these plants as models for scientific research.

Australian Carnivorous Plants

Incorporating 180 images of over 150 species taken over the past two decades by acclaimed wildlife photographers and carnivorous plant experts, Greg Bourke and Richard Nunn, this visually striking book is the first work dedicated to ...

Author: Greg Bourke

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908787023

Category: Australia

Page: 197

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"Australian Carnivorous Plants" is a beautifully produced coffeetable book with extensive colour photographs of all carnivorousplant genera found in Australia (Aldrovanda, Byblis, Cephalotus,Drosera, Nepenthes, and Utricularia). Incorporating 180 images ofover 150 species taken over the past two decades by acclaimedwildlife photographers and carnivorous plant experts, Greg Bourkeand Richard Nunn, this visually striking book is the first workdedicated to highlighting the beauty of Australian carnivorousplants in the wild through high-quality photographs.The selection of breathtaking images featured in this lavishlyillustrated work was carefully chosen to highlight theextraordinary diversity of carnivorous plants found in Australia,an assemblage that is greater than on all other continents onEarth. The spectacular images and detailed captions, written inaccessible English, offer a uniquely informative portrait of someof the Southern Hemisphere's most extraordinary and beautifulplants. It is a work that will fascinate amateur natureenthusiasts and specialist botanists alike.This beautiful book includes a foreword by Allen Lowrie, a worldauthority on carnivorous plants; a short introductory chapter tothe carnivorous plants of the world with a summary and completelisting of all carnivorous plant species found in Australia;chapters dedicated to each genus of Australian carnivorous plantwith introductory descriptions; a chapter on conservation; andinformation relating to the photographic techniques used by theauthors. Many of the taxa covered here have never been depicted inprint before.Particular highlights include:1. The first complete listing of all currently known carnivorousplants of Australia.2. Many rare, little known and seldom photographed taxa, includingByblis aquatica, B. rorida, Drosera browniana, D. bulbosa subsp.major, D. gibsonii, D. nivea, D. oreopodion, D. radicans, D.zigzagia, Utricularia circumvoluta, U. leptoryncha, U. paulineae,U. singeriana, and many more.

Carnivorous Plants

This is an introductory book on carnivorous plants for a young audience. Ages 7-9. Grades 2-4. To see the book, visit "honda-e.com/eaj.htm". These are unique plants found in bogs and swamps.

Author: Makoto Honda

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1495498565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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This book is available in COLOR edition, B&W edition and KINDLE edition. See www.honda-e.com/ea.htm This is an introductory book on carnivorous plants for a young audience. Ages 7-9. Grades 2-4. These are unique plants found in bogs and swamps. The soils where they grow are very poor in nutrition. In order to survive in these hostile environments, some plants have acquired an ability to catch and digest insects and other bugs. There are over 700 kinds of flowering plants that possess this meat-eating habit. These plants are collectively known as carnivorous plants because of their unique lifestyle. Carnivorous plants are found worldwide. Some grow widely while some are restricted to a small area. For instance, Venus flytraps grow wild only in coastal North & South Carolina in the United States. There are four major types of traps used by carnivorous plants: Snap trap (Venus flytrap), pitfalls (pitcher plants), flypaper traps (sundews & butterworts), and suction traps (bladderworts). You will learn each of these trapping mechanisms as you read along. Just as plants need to attract pollinators to their flowers, carnivorous plants need to attract prey to their deadly traps. In order to achieve this, many carnivorous plants disguise their traps with brilliant colors and sweet nectar, just like real flowers. Often, this trick is so effective that insects visit the trap in the same manner they do flowers, and are captured and eaten! Did you know that you have to touch Venus flytrap's trigger hair, not once, but twice to close the trap? Venus flytraps catch and eat only large, worthy bugs, and tiny bugs are let go. How many times do you think you can trick a Venus flytrap's trap with your finger before it stops responding? All these and more are described in detail in the book. This is an informative natural science book filled with many vivid images accompanying the text. This book takes you to the natural habitats of North America where many carnivorous plants grow wild. This is a good reference book for a school science project. Enjoy!

The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants

This exquisite book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides detailed descriptions--including trapping mechanisms, digestion, and prey--and cultivation information for key species in 17 genera and 10 families.

Author:

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881927924

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Plants that trap and eat animals: an amazing phenomenon that has inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. The victims may be flies and butterflies, small crustaceans, or even vertebrates the size of rats. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succomb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water. "Drosophyllum lusitanicum" can digest a mosquito within 24 hours. The common butterwort, "Pinguicula vulgaris," digests small snimals within two days; a whole fly will disappear in "Drosera anglica" in four days. This exquisite book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides detailed descriptions--including trapping mechanisms, digestion, and prey--and cultivation information for key species in 17 genera and 10 families. Most notably, it includes the first comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in fascinating detail, with identification history and geographic distribution species by species. Physiological and ecological wonders abound in clear and accessible explanations by four author-scientists who work at the leading edge of research. Anyone captivated by the unearthly beauty of the "flowers of evil" will treasure this stunning, encyclopedic exploration, which also includes animal-trapping mosses and fungi, as well as advice for growing and buying carnivorous plants and an extensive international bibliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.

Carnivorous Plants

Describes the Venus fly trap, sundew, pitcher plant, and bladderwort, and explains how active and passive traps work in these meat-eating plants.

Author: Cynthia Overbeck

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822595354

Category:

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Describes the Venus fly trap, sundew, pitcher plant, and bladderwort, and explains how active and passive traps work in these meat-eating plants.

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume.

Author: Barry A. Rice

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066778690

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume. Detailed cultivation advice is provided to enable readers to select and place the right plants, while information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require.