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Venus fly trap
Pitcher Plant
Giant Redwood
Amazonian Water Lily
Amazing facts about plants!
The Venus fly trap is a carnivorous
plant which is usually found in
marshlands. It grows in sphagnum
moss instead of soil. Because there
are very few nutrients in the ground in
which this plant grows, it has to catch
and digest small insects to survive. It
has specially developed leaves which
are covered in hairs, onto these leaves
it puts nectar which attracts the insects.
Once an insect lands on a leaf the leaf
springs shut, and remains shut until the
nutrients from the insect have been
The pitcher plant can be found in marshy
areas of the British Isles and other countries.
It is a carnivorous plant, which means it has
to catch and eat (well digest) insects to
It has specially developed leaves which form
large pitcher shapes at the end complete with
a lid!
On the inside of the pitcher the plant
produces nectar which attracts the insects.
However, once inside the pitcher the insect
cannot climb out because the inside is
covered with slippery, downwards facing hairs.
The insect becomes tired and falls to the
bottom of the pitcher where there is a pool of
digestive juices!
o Giant Redwood trees are
also known as Sequoia
o Many giant redwood trees
are found in North
o They are among the
largest living things on
the planet
o They can grow to a height
of 80 metres and can live
for 3000 years!
Amazonian Water Lily
These giant plants can be
found in lagoons in the
Amazon rainforest
The lily pads grow to a
huge size – as much as 2
metres in diameter
They can even support
the weight of a child!
The Amazonian water lily
is the largest flower in the