Killer Plants

Explore the darker side of nature with this accessible guide to choosing, growing, and caring for carnivorous and predatory plants like Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and other spooky guys.

Author: Molly Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762499250

Category: Gardening

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Explore the darker side of nature with this accessible guide to choosing, growing, and caring for carnivorous and predatory plants like Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and other spooky guys. Carnivorous plants: they're weird, they're gorgeous, and they're the perfect addition to your urban jungle of pothos, snake plants, and succulents. However, they can also be intimidating to grow and care for. Let Killer Plants be your guide as it walks you through the different types of carnivorous plants and how to keep each variety alive and well. The book answers the many questions you may have surrounding these freaks of nature, such as: Where the heck do I buy a pitcher plant? Can I grow it from a seed? Do I need to feed my carnivorous plant flies, or can it survive on water and light alone? What carnivorous plants are safe to have around pets and kids? I have a gnat problem -- what predatory plant can help?

Killer Carnivorous Plants

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.

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978504332

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.

Carnivorous Plants

Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. Carnivorous plants catch and eat small animals. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most amazing--and deadly--carnivorous plants on the planet.

Author: Joyce Markovics

Publisher: Beware! Killer Plants

ISBN: 1534187669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. Carnivorous plants catch and eat small animals. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most amazing--and deadly--carnivorous plants on the planet. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.

Killer Carnivorous Plants

Donald E. Schnell, Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada, 2nd edition (Portland, Oreg.: Timber Press, 2002), p. 28. 4. Barry Rice, “Frequently Asked Questions, “International Carnivorous Plant Society, revised February 2012 ...

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781978504509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.

Killer Plants

Describes thirteen plants, such as the sundew, bladderwort, and mistletoe, that depend on the animal world or other plants for their nutrition.

Author: Mycol Doyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1565650565

Category: Carnivorous plants

Page: 32

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Describes thirteen plants, such as the sundew, bladderwort, and mistletoe, that depend on the animal world or other plants for their nutrition.

Carnivorous Plants

There are several carnivorous plantthemed characters in the popular Japanese animated series Pokémon, too. One, Carnivine, is based on the Venus flytrap plant ... There are countless additional examples of killer carnivorous plants that.

Author: Dan Torre

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789141139

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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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.

Killer Plants and how to Grow Them

Carnivorous plants from around the world are identified, illustrated and their methods of trapping prey explained.

Author: Gordon Cheers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140548017

Category: Carnivorous plants

Page: 32

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Carnivorous plants from around the world are identified, illustrated and their methods of trapping prey explained. Instructions for growing your own collection are included. There is a list of botanical names, a glossary, index, and brief bibliography. Picture book format for ages 6 -12 years.

Exploring Killer Plants with Math

This thrilling volume will introduce readers to a wide variety of Earth’s weirdest and deadliest plants while incorporating fun math questions.

Author: Robyn Hardyman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499431292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The plant kingdom isn’t all sunshine and daisies – some plants pack a punch with poison, stingers, sap, and other dangerous qualities! This thrilling volume will introduce readers to a wide variety of Earth’s weirdest and deadliest plants while incorporating fun math questions. Quiz bubbles make the math feel like a game, and a handy answer key at the back of the book allows readers to check their progress, encouraging an independent learning experience. Fact boxes teeming with cool information and vivid photographs will further captivate readers in this fun, cross-curricular text.

Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

Explores the science of plant attacks and defenses and the odd aspects of the way they find food and protect themselves, including imaginary plant monsters, poisons, stingers, stranglers, carnivorous plants, and slime.

Author: Anna Claybourne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0778714004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Some plants are more than just a posy in a pot waiting to be watered. From powerful poisons to hideous smells, this fascinating book describes the creepy and sometimes painful survival techniques of plants.

Beware Killer Plants Set

Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.

Author: Joyce Markovics

Publisher:

ISBN: 1534193073

Category:

Page: 24

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Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most amazing--and deadly--plants on the planet, from carnivorous plants to burning plants. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.

Weird Meat Eating Plants

"Examines meat-eating plants, including the different types of carnivorous plants, how they trap their prey, why these plants eat meat, and where they are found"--

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464502903

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A small fly buzzes around a plant with beautiful white flowers looking for a sweet snack of nectar. Slowly, the fly finds what it wants, and lands on the plant’s bright red leaves. Suddenly, as the fly enjoys its meal, the leaf snaps shut. The fly is trapped! The fly didn’t realize it had landed on a meat-eating plant! Can you believe there are plants that eat insects? Some can even trap small rodents and frogs. Author Nathan Aaseng tells you all about these amazing meat-eating plants, from how they trap their prey to what they like for dinner!

Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants have been, and continue to be, an endless source of fascination for scientists and nonscientists alike. Scientists learn much about general theoretical principles from exceptions to the rules, and the idea of “killer” ...

Author: Aaron M. Ellison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198779841

Category: Carnivorous plants

Page: 510

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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

Silent But Deadly Plants

Some plants eat bugs, and some are poisonous, deadly enough to sicken or even kill a person! Get ready to explore some of the world's quietest killers”—Provided by publisher. ... Carnivorous plants—Juvenile literature.

Author: Charles C. Hofer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781663906274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Go for a hike in the woods and you're sure to see a wide range of plants. Many colorful flowers and fruits seem perfectly harmless. But don't be fooled by these beautiful plants. Some plants eat bugs, and some are poisonous, deadly enough to sicken or even kill a person! Get ready to explore some of the world's quietest killers.

Killer Plants

Title: Killer Plants/ by Louise and Richard Spilsbury. ... 2016033341 (print) | LCCN 2016034171 (ebook) | ISBN 9781626175907 (hardcover: alk. paper) | ISBN 9781681033204 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Carnivorous plants--Juvenile literature.

Author: Louise and Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 9781681033204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all examples of nature's insect traps. They use their sugary nectar to lure prey to them, before each carries out a unique killer plan of capture. The predatory power of the plants featured in this title will stun young students.

Killer Plants

Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all examples of nature's insect traps.

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Pilot Books

ISBN: 162617590X

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all examples of nature's insect traps. They use their sugary nectar to lure prey to them, before each carries out a unique killer plan of capture. The predatory power of the plants featured in this title will stun young students.

Gross Me Out

Killer Plants Carnivorous plants eat insects , and some even catch mice and small birds . You'd think these plants would get pretty hungry , considering that their prey can move and they can't . But they have developed ways of bringing ...

Author: Joe Rhatigan

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579907520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A collection of fifty experiments and activities for "awesomely gross" things to do or make includes fake blood, roadkill roast, slime games, and so much more. Reprint.

Love Other Carnivorous Plants

Mary Oliver I touch them softly, then wish I hadn't because it kind of makes me feel like a serial killer. I take a picture and text it to Bugg: Thanks for passing me your dirty napkins. I appreciated it so much I took them home with me ...

Author: Florence Gonsalves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316436694

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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This acclaimed, darkly funny debut for fans of Jesse Andrews and Robyn Schneider about a teen who's consumed by love, grief, and self-destructive behavior is now in paperback. Freshman year at college was the most anticlimactic year of Danny's life. She's failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is. With a starkly memorable voice that's at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Love and Other Carnivorous Plants brilliantly captures the painful turning point between an adolescence that's slipping away and the overwhelming uncertainty of the future.

Orchid

20 Given that orchids are not carnivorous (only one species—unknown in Allen's time—is suspected of carnivory21), ... killer orchids as subjects are relatively rare; most of the killers are based on real insectivorous plants and take ...

Author: Jim Endersby

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226376325

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

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Introduction: imagining orchids -- Censored origins -- The lesbian boy -- The uses of orchids -- Red book, black flower -- Utopian botany -- The signature of all things -- The name of the orchid -- Making a family -- A second Adam -- Artificial to natural -- Myths of orchids -- Orchidmania -- The blooming aristocracy -- Orchis bank -- Every trifling detail -- Beautiful contrivances -- The scramble for orchids -- Lost orchids -- Cannibal tales -- Savage orchids -- Long purples and a forked radish -- Queer flowers -- Creation and consolation -- Sexy orchids -- Boy's own orchids -- Manly orchids -- Frail orchids -- Deceptive orchids -- Orchids in orbit -- Endangered orchids -- Fragile specialists -- The spider orchids of Sussex -- Conclusion: an orchid's-eye view?

Plants

Bugs that are larger will either escape or won't be digested quickly enough . They'll end up rotting and damaging the plant . Needless to say , humans are in no danger of being eaten by carnivorous plants ! Attack of the Killer Triffids ...

Author: Discovery

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 8179912302

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Plants

These carnivorous plants have evolved special organs , such as sticky hairs , to attract and capture their insect prey . ... danger of being eaten by carnivorous plants ! Attack of the killer Triffids It was What if plants could walk ?

Author: Jacqueline A. Ball

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836832183

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Describes the appearance, life-cycle, pollination, food, and development of the amazing plants all around us.