These sweet little sundews are a sticky trap for bugs

May 19, 2015, 1 p.m.

Sundews make up the largest genera of carnivorous plant, with an incredible 194 species found on every continent except Antarctica. Each species uses a thick, glue-like substance extruded on stalks to lure in prey, trap it, and finally digest it. Every species of sundew can move its tentacles, so when prey makes contact with the gooey drops at the end, the tentacles wrap around it to trap the insect entirely.

These unique and strangely beautiful plants are threatened or endangered in many areas, including all the species found in North America.

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