Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed the Taste for Flesh

Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what’s even more amazing is how distantly related carnivorous plants from different parts of the world separately evolved the same taste for flesh.

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The green pitcher plant (Sarracenia oreophila)

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Full Journal Article from Nature Ecology and Evolution

 

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  1. Debbie Crane says:

    This is fascinating. Thanks for posting!

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