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1 . A trap for catching flies.

2. (Science: botany) a plant (Dionaea muscipula), called also Venus's flytrap, the leaves of which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus seizing insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves.

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Re: Do plants think, have awareness, conscience, emotion?

... genus. There are indeed many fascinating traits in plants that sometimes make it look as if they were conscious being. Just think about Venus flytrap or sundews, for example. Also, in a forest, if you look carefully you are likely to see that the trees almost never touch each other, even though ...

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by biohazard
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do plants think, have awareness, conscience, emotion?
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Fermentation in Plants?

... use it all the time, or just when they don't have access to light? ~Jules~ PS. now that I think about it, there are some plants like the Venus Flytrap that seem to ingest organic material. So do they use cellular respiration?

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by Jules19
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fermentation in Plants?
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evolution - in the details

... but also: Does anyone remember the bacteria flagellum argument that was put to rest many time over? Or the blood clotting cascade? Or the venus flytrap? Some things are always assumed in this argument in order to assign it credibility. Like comparing biological processes to man made objects ...

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by damien james
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution - in the details
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Views: 13171

carnivorous plants

... digest them into organic compounds they need. Examples of carnivorous plants: - Nepenthes sp. (Tropical Pitcher Plant) - Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap) - Byblis sp. (Rainbow Plant) - Cephalotus sp. (Australian Pitcher Plant) - Darlingtonia sp. (Cobra Lilly) - Drosera sp. (Sundews) - Pinguicula ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: carnivorous plants
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Views: 6157

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