The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant.

The Venus flytrap catches and digests insects.
Insects are attracted by the plant’s nectar.

Carnivorous plants – The Dr. Binocs Show
Source | Peekaboo Kidz

The Venus flytrap has trigger hairs on the leaves.
The two lobes of the leaves have blades with spiny teeth.

When anything touches the trigger hairs,
the two lobes of the leaves snap shut trapping whatever is inside.

The trap will shut in less than a second.

Once the trap is closed, digestive acids dissolve the insect.
Then, the plant absorbs the essential nutrients.

Seven to ten days later, the trap reopens, ready for another meal.

Life – Venus Flytraps: Jaws of Death
Source | BBC One

The carnivorous plant that feasts on mice
The pitcher plant can consume anything that fits in its mouth.
Source | Smithsonian Channel

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