15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Charles Darwin called the Venus flytrap “the most wonderful plant in the world”. The leaves of Venus' Flytrap open wide and on them are short, stiff hairs called trigger or sensitive hairs. When anything touches two hairs in succession enough to bend them, the two lobes of the leaves snap shut, in less than a second, trapping whatever is inside.
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