Plant Life Cycle

Plant Life Cycle

Every living thing has a cycle of life. Every living thing gives birth, develops, and reproduces, and this cycle of life never ends. Have you ever considered how plants go through this life cycle? Similar to other living things, plants develop, reproduce, and go through a cycle of life. The germination of a seed marks … Read more

Elderflower

Elderflower

The elderflower is a beautiful white bloom from the Sambucus nigra tree, also known as the elder tree. White hanging flowers develop into elderberries that have a purple color. Elderflowers have been an excellent help for decades and are actively used in medicine and cooking.  The plant is considered an herb, and its benefits are … Read more

Bladderworts

Bladderworts

Most of you are surely acquainted with the Venus Flytrap,  biological name Dionaea Muscipula and its amazing carnivorous,  feeding habits, but how many of you are familiar with other hunting carnivores plants? Meet the Utricularia or the Bladderwort plant that has a trap working at almost 100 times the speed of a Venus Flytrap. The interesting facts … Read more

Catopsis

Catopsis

The species Catopsis is belongs to the family Bromeliaceae and the  Tillandsioideaev subfamily. The name derives from “kata” the Greek word for “hanging down” combined with “opsis” or “appearance”. You can find varieties of Catopsis from Florida, running parts of Brazil in the East, as well as the Caribbean. Kingdom Plantae (Plants) (Unranked) Angiosperms (Unranked) Monocots (Unranked) Commelinids … Read more

Nepenthes

Nepenthes

Tropical pitcher plants, popular name monkey cups, fit in the Nepenthes carnivorous plants species having pitfall traps. They include a verified list of 130 prevalent varieties in China, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Madagascar, Australia, India, Seychelles, Borneo and Sumatra. They derive the name “monkey cups” due that you can often see monkeys drinking rainwater from them. Kingdom Plantae … Read more

Sundews

Sundews

Drosera, usually famous as the sundews, encompasses one of the biggest varieties of carnivorous plants, having over 194 species. The members of Droseraceae family attract, arrest, and absorb insects through stalked mucilaginous glands spread over the surface of their leaves. The insects go to enrich the meager mineral nutrition of the soil wherein they grow. You … Read more

Butterworts

Butterworts

Pinguicula carnivorous plants, more popularly known as the butterworts, is a species of carnivorous plants that employ their sticky, glandular leaves to entice, trap, and absorb insects to compensate for the meager mineral nutrition they get from the environments. At present, it has eighty known species. Of these, twelve belong to Europe, nine to North America … Read more

Heliamphora

Heliamphora

The genre Heliamphora carnivorous plants have 23 varieties of pitcher plants that are widespread in South America. Everyone knows the species group as “sun pitchers,” because of the misguided opinion that the Heli of Heliamphora derives from the Greek Helios, meaning “sun”. Actually, the name is derivative of helos, meaning marsh. Therefore, a more precise translation of their scientific name … Read more

Drosophyllum Lusitanicum

Drosophyllum Lusitanicum

Drosophyllum is a type of carnivorous plant having single genre, Drosophyllum lusitanicum (Portuguese sundew or dewy pine). It looks akin to the related group Drosera (the sundews), and to the more distant cousin Byblis (the rainbow plants). Kingdom Plantae (Plants) (Unranked): Angiosperms (Unranked): Eudicots (Unranked): Core Eudicots Order Caryophyllales Family Drosophyllaceae Chrtek, Slavikova & Studnicka Genus Cephalotus Labill. … Read more

Western Australian Pitcher Plant

Western Australian Pitcher Plant

Cephalotus follicularis is the single specie of the genus Cephalotus and they call it the pitcher plant. The adapted leaves form the pit-fall traps and many names exist for this plant, including, flycatcher plant, Albany pitcher plant, the moccasin plant and the Western Australian pitcher plant. Kingdom Plantae (Plants) (Unranked) Angiosperms (Unranked) Eudicots (Unranked) Rosids Order … Read more

California Pitcher Plant

California Pitcher Plant

Darlingtonia California is also known as California pitcher plant, cobra plant or cobra lily California is a genus of animal eating plant, the only member of the genre Darlingtonia from the family of the Sarraceniaceae. It inhabits Northern California and Oregon, grows in marshes, and seeps with cold running water. This plant has an unusual classification as due its natural … Read more

North American Pitcher Plant

North American Pitcher Plant

The North American Pitcher plant or Sarracenia is a type of carnivorous plant that habits the great lakes, the eastern seaboard, Texas, and southeastern Canada, most of its varieties growing in the southeast states. Kingdom Plantae (Plants) (Unranked) Angiosperms (Unranked) Eudicots (Unranked) Asterids Order Ericales Family Sarraceniaceae Genus Sarraceniaceae Anatomy The leaves of the North American Pitcher plant have … Read more