Carnivorous Plants: Sundew

I am delighted to introduce you to the sundew (genus: Drosera)!  They live on every continent except Antarctica.   The genus Drosera is comprised of over ninety species! The sundew grows sticky tenacles on its long leave blades as a way to catch insects.  In many species, the leaf then folds over itself, like a sandwich,Continue reading “Carnivorous Plants: Sundew”

Carnivorous Plants: Butterwort

Today, I want to introduce you to the butterwort (Pinguicula)! The butterwort is considered an active flypaper because it has sticky leaves that catch animals* and move to curl around them. At the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, the butterworts are teeny tiny.  On February 11, the first butterwort I saw measured 1-2 inches wideContinue reading “Carnivorous Plants: Butterwort”