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By Pickles6
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Anyone heard of the CP called the Corckscrew plant? i found a picture on they looked cool. Anyone know how they get their prey?
By Pickles6
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whoops. Spelled it wrong!
By kittyklaws
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Corkscrew plant/ Genlisea capture underground microoganisms from the soil with their corkscrew-looking roots. The roots have these tiny upward slanting grooves and hairs that allows the prey to only to travel up along the roots. The prey have not choice but to keep going until they are forced into a chamber at the base of the plant where they will get digested. The leaves are non-carnivorous. The plant will produce pretty colorful flowers like the bladderwort's. It's a pretty cool plat :D
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By Pat
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I grew G. violacea for a short period of time before accidently knocking another pot onto it which killed it. :oops:
They realy aren't the most spectacular CP's to grow but there trapping mechanism is very unique and quite interesting.
By moof
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I think they've got beautiful flowers actually.
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