unit 5 db - the fast growing grass to be seen In spring the...

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One angiosperms that has evolved is the Dionaea Muscipula, more commonly known as the Venus flytrap. It’s most common adaptation is that it is a carnivore in addition to making its own food. They typically grow in sandy soil that is lacking in nitrogen and other necessary minerals. Due to this lack of minerals needed to sustain life, the Venus flytrap started to eat insects in order to supplement their diet. Another adaptation worthy of discussion is that the leaves are also modified, as they have hairs on them that are stimulated by potential victims and also contain sweet-smelling nectar "traps" to lure the insects, moths, etc. The leaves also change throughout the year, they are usually long and skinny in summer months, short heart shaped leaves grow in the spring months and during winter months the leaves are usually short and hard. According to Miensinompe, S. (1998) the plant adapted because in the summer, the leaves need to be longer to stand out from
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Unformatted text preview: the fast growing grass to be seen. In spring, the leaves are short and wide to collect as much sun as possible, which is necessary since the plant receives indirect sunlight at this time of the year. (These are generalities of course, and cannot be assumed to be true about all fly traps in all life stages.) Many plants respond to stimuli such as leaning to face the, but usually this is a much slower process than in the Venus fly trap. The Venus fly trap also responds to stimuli, but in a much faster response time. When pray lands on the leave, stimulating the plant, the jaws of the Venus fly trap close quickly, capturing the pray. References Meat Eaters. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/IEA/venus.html Miensinompe, S. (1998) The Venus Flytrap. Retrieved from http://www.strato.net/~crvny/sa03005.html...
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