Distractions Ridiculous & Lovely
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Distraction 59: The Common Bladderwort
KILLER PLANT SUCKS IN PREY AT RECORD SPEED
Plants would seem to live in the slow lane, but a carnivorous aquatic plant may be an exception.
By Jennifer Viegas
"Aquatic, meat-eating bladderworts are among the world's best suckers and they have just been named the fastest trapping carnivorous plants, according to a Proceedings of the Royal Society B study.
Their traps suck in prey in less than a millisecond, making this one of the speediest movements in the entire plant kingdom."
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