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Top Ten Carnivorous Plants

Nepenthes ​Hamata​
Nepenthes ​Hamata​

What can we say, Nepenthes hamata has it all! Without a doubt one of the most sought after and rare of all carnivorous plants. Endemic to upper and lower montane mossy forests of the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi.

Tropical ​Pitcher Plants​
Tropical ​Pitcher Plants​

Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) If there is a royalty among carnivorous plants, that distinction surely lies with the Nepenthes. Tropical pitcher plants have a rich botanical and horticultural history and the plants themselves are a virtual ecosystem of give-and-take with nature.

Roridula ​Gorgonias​
Roridula ​Gorgonias​

The International Carnivorous Plant Society FAQ on Carnivorous Plants. The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5 - courtesy of - ... Roridula: the vliegebos. R. gorgonias;

Venus Flytrap​
Venus Flytrap​

The Venus flytrap (also referred to as Venus's flytrap or Venus' flytrap), Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Utricularia ​Vulgaris​
Utricularia ​Vulgaris​

Currently 220 listed species occupying temperate and tropical habitats throughout the world--the most diverse and widespread genus of carnivorous plants. Utricularia (bladderwort, Figure 2), a plant named for its tiny bladders, or utricles.

source: botany.org
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.

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Round-Leaved ​Sundew​
Round-Leaved ​Sundew​

A favorite and absolute classic carnivorous plant. D. rotundifolia (round-leaved Sundew) is a beautiful temperate carnivorous plant species found in Sphagnum bogs, marshes, and fens.

Byblis​
Byblis​

The genus Byblis is currently thought to contain five species (B. aquatica, B. filifolia, B. gigantea, B. liniflora and B. rorida). Byblis is native to Australia and typically is a desert plant. Yet it resembles our sundew, Drosera.

source: botany.org
Aldrovanda​
Aldrovanda​

Aldrovanda is a genus of aquatic carnivorous plants with one known extant species, A. vesiculosa, the waterwheel plant.These plants can be found in warm, standing water in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe.

source: wisegeek.com
Trapping​
Trapping​

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Carnivorous plants have adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs.

Leaf​
Leaf​

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Carnivorous plants have adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs.

image: phys.org
Utricularia​
Utricularia​

Currently 220 listed species occupying temperate and tropical habitats throughout the world--the most diverse and widespread genus of carnivorous plants. Utricularia (bladderwort, Figure 2), a plant named for its tiny bladders, or utricles.

source: botany.org
image: buffalo.edu
Cephalotus ​Follicularis​
Cephalotus ​Follicularis​

Cephalotus follicularis. No terrariums. No myths. No nonsense. Get the straight facts from guys who grow and propagate thousands of carnivorous plants every year, since 1995.

Cephalotus​
Cephalotus​

Carnivorous Plants of Western ... The highlights of the trip were seeing Cephalotus follicularis and flowering plants of Utricularia menziesii in the wild ...

Brocchinia ​Reducta​
Brocchinia ​Reducta​

A: Brocchinia is a genus of bromeliads which includes at least two species which are probably carnivorous. How are they carnivorous? In nature (and not in cultivation), the leaves form a tightly bound, erect column that looks like an organ pipe.

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