Friday, 22 February 2013

And the plants get even more amazing........

I mentioned in a previous entry that every once in a while, I learn something new about these plants which makes me have even more respect for them. Just a few days ago a new discovery was made.

Up until now, it was believed that nectar, smell and colour were the only way carnivorous plants attracted insects. A few days ago, it was reported on the BBC website that a team of researchers in India have discovered that some types of carnivorous plants actually use UltraViolet light to attract insects to the traps:

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