Deadly insect devouring flowers
If you were an insect you might want to think again before trying to munch on any of these deadly flowers. Their succulent treats might be incredibly appetizing, but once you are inside they close with a brutal swiftness and slowly crush their prey. The Venus Flytrap is the most well known of these plant predators, and for good reason. Their jaws of death appear to be a nice welcoming location for an unassuming fly, or other insect, but they quickly snap shut the second the insect lands. The plant’s juices then slowly devour the trapped insect, which is quite an awful way to go.
The second type of deadly plant is called a pitcher plant, because it resembles a pitcher or a sleeve. Within this cavity can be found liquid, which drowns the insect and then slowly dissolves the body. Insects are attracted to the various nectars and pigments, and once inside of the pitcher the grooved or slippery sides prevent them from being able to escape.
The third plant is the Sundew plant, which has a very pretty name and appearance, but is just as wicked as the other two. Made up of numerous gel tipped tentacles, this deliciously sweet substance attracts insects, such as ants and bees, which then become stuck to the plant. Before they know it they are furiously fighting to pull free but cannot. Death usually occurs due to exhaustion or asphyxiation. Needless to say, these photos illustrate the brutality of carnivorous plants that don’t take any crap from pesky insects.
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