Plants eat Animals too
We all know that many animals eat plants – but did you know that some plants eat animals too?
One of the best known carnivorous plants is the Venus Flytrap. The ends of its leaves are called the leaf-blades or ‘lamina’ and they are hinged together. The y are colored red or purple to attract insects, and they also secrete a type of protein.
This attracts insects – and sometimes small frogs, too. When the Venus Flytrap’s prey brush against the special triggers in this area the lamina snap shut trapping their prey.
They then tighten and begin to seal closed and the plant begins to digest its meal.
Don’t worry they don’t grow too big – so you won’t end up begin a meal for this hungry plant.