Friday, September 28, 2012

Castles & Crusades Needs More of This

The Sundews, or better known as Drosera,comprise 194 different species of plants. They are small, found in many different climates. They are a carnivorous. They are best known for the sticky residue that coats their leaves or 'tentacles' which other creatures, usually small insects, become stuck to. The prey is pulled in to the center, where they are devoured.

The Drosera glanduligera, as reported in Science News, is a little different however. Their tentacles lay far out from the bowl of the plant, when prey walks across them, they stick and then are catapulted up and into the maw of the bowl.

In a world where these plants were giants . . . .

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