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Carnivorous Plant Pitfall Traps

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Basil - The Herb of Kings
Basil, from soil to seed To strong stems and beautiful leaves. I ask for blessings to have bestowed As I nurture and watch you grow. From mornings dew and sun of afternoon To rays of the stars and midnights moon Mother Earth watch over thee As I my will, So...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary B
Echinacea, the Sacred Plant
A full grown Echinacea-plant is an impressive and decorative appearance. You may consider giving her a place in your garden. This beautiful plant will probably steal your heart with her large, colorful and long lasting flowers. No doubt you have heard of...
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The Doctrine of Signatures as fingerprint of the Divine
Researching substances in laboratories is a modern way of trying to understand the universe. The various components of a subject are taken apart, isolated and carefully studied. This is contrary to the old days, where people would observe a complete plant,...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
Make Your Voice Heard As You Tread Gently On Our Mother Earth
Making Your Voice Heard Before buying crystals, remember to ask where the crystal comes from and how it was mined. A lot of crystals are strip mined, which is very harmful to the land, and when handled often have a feeling of being psychically fractured or...
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Angelica: The Herb of Angels
Angelica, from seed your beauty weaves, Strong stems and healing leaves. I ask your blessings to bestow, As I nurse and watch you grow. From morning's dew through afternoon, To ray of stars and midnight's moon. Michael comes upon this day, To watch you grow...
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Starting an Herbal Garden
When planning an herbal garden it is important to decide what herbs you want to grow. Then decide where you're going to plant them. Will it be indoors or outdoors? Is there enough sunlight? Is the soil loose with good drainage or very firm and rocky? And so...
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Bug-Eating Plant Uses Raindrops to Capture Prey
Carnivorous pitcher plants use falling raindrops to force prey to their doom, a new study finds.
The Mysterious Physics of the World's Fastest Carnivorous Plant
Death traps: how carnivorous plants catch their prey
The simplest trapping mechanism in carnivorous plants is the pitfall; a simple bucket-like receptacle, actually a highly modified leaf, containing digestive fluid into which prey falls or slips.
Carnivore: Facts About Meat Eaters
Traps work in various ways. A Venus flytrap, for example, has hinged leaves that snap shut when trigger hairs are touched. A pitcher plant has a pitfall trap; its leaves fold into deep pits filled with digestive enzymes.
Carnivorous Plant Captures Prey Using Raindrops
The carnivorous pitcher plants have modified rolled-up leaves known as pitfall traps – which are deep prey-trapping cavities that contain digestive fluids which help liquefy the insects that fall in.

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