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Carnivorous plants

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      Bernard Nebel

      There are so called carnivorous plants, plants that capture and digest insects and other small animals. Like other plants, they still rely on sunlight and photosynthesis for their basic growth; note their green leaf-like parts. They use captured insects for essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Thus, they are able to grow on nutrient poor soils that preclude other plants.

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