Thursday, July 26, 2012

Carnivorous Plant Exhibit, U.S. Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC

Thinking the whole thing a joke, kids pose as food for carnivorous plants.

Captured by Marash GIrl's camera and the carnivorous plant (above), this fly is not laughing.

"Hands on" displays at the Botanic Gardens help kids to understand the reality of meat-eating plants.
The question is, can the plant tell the difference between an insect and a human finger?  Enila tells of a friend who has a pet plant to which she feeds ground meat!  Are there vegan plants? Plants that eat other plants?
N.B.  Marash Girl could have used a few carnivorous plants in her kitchen last week! (See Marash Girl's post, A Phalanx of Flies)


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