Ten Plants That Put Meat on Their Plates
In addition to the well-known Venus flytrap, many other plant species feed on bugs or crustaceans
- By Sarah Zielinski
- Smithsonian.com, January 08, 2010
(Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in England)
The stinking passion flower (Passiflora foetida) is native to wet tropical areas in the West Indies and central South America. The plant has modified leaves that can trap insects, but scientists have not yet determined if the stinking passion flower is capable of digesting such a meal.