Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Carnivory

From an article titled "Fatal Attraction," by writer Carl Zimmer and photographer Helene Schmitz, in the March 2010 issue of National Geographic:

Carnivory is not the most efficient way for a plant to secure nutrients, but it is certainly among the most exotic.

The plants on this page spread are an Australian pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis) and what is labeled a North American hybrid (Sarracenia).

To me, carnivory is closer to caravansary than it is to carnival.

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