Friday, April 25, 2014
While the photo below is not bi-pidal, or migratory at all, like Howard Hawks The Thing, it is however unusual in that is a combination trap plant, it has characteristics of of both snap traps (like the Venus Flytrap) and flypaper traps (like sundews). In fact it's common name is the Pimpernel Sundew. And, although it is not from outer space, like The Thing, is--it certainly looks like it is! It actually native to Australia.
My Favorite Real Killer Plant
Up until very recently this was listed as a "borderline carnivorous plant" because of the weakness of the digestive acid; however, it has since been upgraded for a full bore killer! And it's Native!
|That's right, I'm a giant mutant rose bush with teeth!|
No actual killer plants in this one, but the rose pictured below is one of the world's oldest, is wild and grows like a weed and will make you think it could eat, and is the DNA originator of almost all of the yellow hue in all domestic yellow hued roses; and, oh, it smells like a dead body! It's not called Rosa foetida for nothing!
|Drowned lizard in a species of Pitcher Plant that is endemic to southern Asia. [Photo: from Wikipedia]|