'' VENUS FLYTRAP''


Oh ! no ,no my dear children, don't get confused by the above illustration. That lady does not trap insects, I am talking about a beautiful plant that traps insects. That plant is called "VENUS FLYTRAP ".  It looks so attractive that's why it is named after Goddess of love, Venus. The flower-shaped leaves attract 
the insects and spiders towards the plant.
                                          

                                                         
The open red and green leaves smell sweet and have stiff hair on edges ,when an insect touches a hair and  after touching it , if it touches a different hair within 20 seconds ,the plant shuts it's leaf and the insect is trapped.
                                          

                                  


Venus flytrap catches the insects like moths, flies, grasshoppers, ants,worms and beetles. When it traps the insect with the help of it's leaves, it produces a liquid to digest the food.It takes the nitrogen from the body of  the insect and consumes it .  

                                                                                                   
  Venus flytrap was first found in  "North America " . Now the plant is grown in all parts of the world in pots and is kept as ornamental   plant .   Hope you will like the information about this unusual plant.                                                                                         - Aunt Mary
                                                                     


                                                                                                         
   


                                              

14 comments:

  1. A very beautiful plant indeed. Hope I find it here in Norway:)

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    1. I am sure you can find it , thank you Joy :)

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  2. I find this to be the most fascinating plant on earth. Isn't it amazing?

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    1. Yes it is amazing, thank's a lot for coming :)

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  3. Loving the illustration of Lady Venus Flytrap. This plant fascinated me as a child as it sounded so alien.

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  4. Nice to see you Tracy, yes it really sound's different , thank you so much for the kind visit :)

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  5. Good to know more about this plant.
    Have a nice weekend, Aunt Mary!

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  6. Thank you Ric, have a great weekend :)

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  7. It's always strange how some of the most beautiful things in this world can get you in trouble - trapped. It's a real interesting and very fascinating plant Aunt Mary.

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    1. Hi R.P.D,
      It's so nice to see you! :)
      Yes it is really strange yet interesting! :) ;)
      Thank you soo much R.P.D for your kind visit, sweet words and read! :)

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    1. Hi Jahid,
      Yes! It is a fascinating and wonderful plant indeed! :)
      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  9. Beautiful but deadly! Thank you for telling us more about it.

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  10. Thank you Barbara for the kind visit :)

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