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Posts tagged venus flytrap

November 21, 2011

 

Morus Alba

Can’t Hold Still: A Showcase Of Tropisms And Rapid Plant Movement

From subtle tropisms to blazing fast pollen release mechanisms, plants are moving constantly.

April 3, 2008

 

Predatory pitcher shaped plant

Sticky and Deadly

You've probably heard of the venus flytrap, but did you know there are other types of flesh-eating plants? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 5, 2006

 

bunchberry_dogwood

The Fastest Plant

What reigns among the fastest moving things on Earth? Light, of course. Bullets and rocketships. High-speed trains. What about plants?

September 27, 2003

 

Plants in Motion

Have you ever noticed that plants seem to move? Just the other day it seemed as though the plant on my desk was moving. When I came in early that morning, its leaves were tilted downwards, and later they were tilted up.

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