A Deadly Plant With A Precarious Perch

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. (0:31)

  • 2

    A pitcher plant is filled with a fatal mix of rain water and digestive acid. (0:50)

  • 3

    Pitcher plants have slippery lips that help capture insects for them to digest. (1:43)

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