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Posts tagged venus flytrap

August 1, 2017

 

Dionaea muscipula is commonly known as a Venus flytrap.

The Venus Flytrap Countdown

Biologists confirm that Venus flytraps can count to 20.

October 19, 2016

 

In plants, there is still not much known about how electrical and/or chemical signals get sent to their motor cells.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

November 21, 2011

 

The white mulberry holds the speed record for the plant kingdom, releasing pollen at over half the speed of sound.

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

 

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

 

The Fastest Plant

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

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