CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

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Carnivorous Plants

Author : Adrian Slack
ISBN : 0262690896
Genre : Nature
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Explores a variety of carnivorous plants, discussing how they entice, catch, and digest their prey and provides instructions on how to cultivate them.
Category: Nature

Carnivorous Plants Of The World

Author : James Pietropaolo
ISBN : 0881923567
Genre : Gardening
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Few groups of plants capture the imagination like these carnivores. Among the best known are the Venus fly trap and the various pitcher plants; these and many others are covered.
Category: Gardening

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Author : Barry A. Rice
ISBN : UOM:39015066778690
Genre : Gardening
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Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume. Detailed cultivation advice is provided to enable readers to select and place the right plants, while information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require.
Category: Gardening

Carnivorous Plants

Author : AGRIHORTICO
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Genre : Nature
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Carnivorous plants are those plants that depend on insects and small animals for their nitrogen supply and proteins (inorganic nutrition). They derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and digesting small animals and insects by means of specially modified plant organs or trapping mechanisms. Today, there are over 600 known species of carnivorous plants in the world and most of them are herbaceous perennials that live in nutrient-poor soils.
Category: Nature

Carnivorous Plants

Author : Cynthia Overbeck
ISBN : 0822595354
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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How these plants exist is discussed, plus a mention of several types.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Carnivorous Plants

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 9780822565635
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics and habitat of carnivorous plants, including pitcher plants, venus fly traps, and cobra lilies.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Carnivorous Plants

Author : Randall Schwartz
ISBN : UOM:39076006483650
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Carnivorous Plants

Author : Dan Torre
ISBN : 9781789141139
Genre : Nature
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Carnivorous plants are a unique botanical group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill, and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature—from Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors to the world-dominating plants of The Day of the Triffids—yet many people regard carnivorous plants as exotic and beautiful specimens to collect and display. In this abundantly illustrated and highly entertaining book, Dan Torre describes the evolution, structure, and scientific background of carnivorous plants. Examining their cultural and social history, he also shows how they have inspired our imagination and been represented in art, literature, cinema, animation, and popular culture. From the Venus flytrap—a species endemic to the Carolinas—to pitcher plants, this fascinating history of these singular, arresting, beautiful, yet deadly plants is certain to be devoured.
Category: Nature

Carnivorous Plants

Author : Nigel Hewitt-Cooper
ISBN : 9781604697582
Genre : Gardening
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Once known only to collectors, adolescent boys, and fans of the cult film The Little Shop of Horrors, carnivorous plants are poised to be the next big trend in home gardening. They provide striking architectural style and can be grown indoors and outdoors. Carnivorous Plants is an accessible, smartly designed guide to growing this unusual group of plants. It offers a general introduction to the world of carnivorous plants, and growing and cultivation information for commonly available and easily grown varieties. Nigel Hewitt-Cooper also provides advice on where to grow the plants; year-round care, cultivation, and maintenance; and a directory of the best carnivorous plants for home gardeners.
Category: Gardening

The Curious World Of Carnivorous Plants

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ISBN : 9780881927924
Genre : Art
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Plants that trap and eat animals: an amazing phenomenon that has inspired awe since before the days of Darwin. The victims may be flies and butterflies, small crustaceans, or even vertebrates the size of rats. Lured into the danger zone by optical, tactile, and olfactory strategies, the prey succomb to ingenious traps and face their doom. But unlike plants that temporarily catch insects for pollination, the true carnivores go considerably further: they digest them for the nutrients they need to survive in extremely inhospitable sites on land and in water. "Drosophyllum lusitanicum" can digest a mosquito within 24 hours. The common butterwort, "Pinguicula vulgaris," digests small snimals within two days; a whole fly will disappear in "Drosera anglica" in four days. This exquisite book, copiously illustrated with closeup photography, provides detailed descriptions--including trapping mechanisms, digestion, and prey--and cultivation information for key species in 17 genera and 10 families. Most notably, it includes the first comprehensive listing of some 630 known carnivorous plant species, described in fascinating detail, with identification history and geographic distribution species by species. Physiological and ecological wonders abound in clear and accessible explanations by four author-scientists who work at the leading edge of research. Anyone captivated by the unearthly beauty of the "flowers of evil" will treasure this stunning, encyclopedic exploration, which also includes animal-trapping mosses and fungi, as well as advice for growing and buying carnivorous plants and an extensive international bibliography. It is an essential reference for hobbyist, naturalist, and collector alike.
Category: Art