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https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... arnivores/

I find this really cool:
Carnivorous plants occur across the flowering-plant family tree. The Australian pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis)—native to a sliver of coastline in Southwest Australia—is closer kin to the starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) than to other species of pitcher plants found in the Americas and southeast Asia. This suggests that carnivory has evolved repeatedly in plants, probably to cope with the nutrient-scarce soils in which they grow, Albert says. “What they’re trying to do is capture nitrogen and phosphorus from their prey.”
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xr280xr wrote:So watch your backs in your garden. Especially if you haven't fertilized for a while!

Haha funny stuff right there!
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