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Sundew Drosera sp.

FAMILY: Droseraceae

Sundews come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them have long nectar-tipped tentacles on their leaves. This nectar is also a powerful glue, which traps the unfortunate insect that stops for a taste. The struggles of the captured insect cause the tentacles to produce digestive acids and enzymes. These dissolve most of the insect, whose nutrients are then absorbed by the plant.