Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 12, 2021

1st Carnivorous Plant Identified In 20 Years Grows Near Vancouver

NPR reports

A pretty little white flower that grows near urban centers of the Pacific Northwest turns out to be a killer.

The bog-dwelling western false asphodel, Triantha occidentalis, was first described in the scientific literature in 1879. But until now, no one realized this sweet-looking plant used its sticky stem to catch and digest insects, according to researchers who note in their study published Monday it’s the first new carnivorous plant to be discovered in about 20 years.

Read or listen to story at  1st Carnivorous Plant Identified In 20 Years Grows Near Vancouver : NPR


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