A Deadly Plant With A Precarious Perch

The pitcher plant lures in prey with sweet, dripping nectar. Once the insects land on the lip of the bowl-like plant, they slip inside. The insects will drown and die in the rainwater and digestive acid mix, and will be digested by the plant.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. A white-collared pitcher plant lures insects into its center with a sweet nectar. 00:31

  2. A pitcher plant is filled with a fatal mix of rain water and digestive acid. 00:50

  3. Pitcher plants have slippery lips that help capture insects for them to digest. 01:43

Written by Curiosity Staff June 25, 2015

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