Venus flytrap origins uncovered
Matt Walker - 14:52 GMT, Monday, 20 July 2009
The origin of the voracious Venus flytrap has been uncovered.
The flytrap, and one other carnivorous snap-trap plant which grows underwater, evolved from a more conventional relative that had sticky leaves.
Over time, the plants added elaborate structures and weapons such as trigger hairs and teeth to trap and immobi…
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