Fork-leaved sundew (Drosera binata)

Fork-leaved sundew (Drosera binata)

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Caption: Fork-leaved sundew (Drosera binata). The leaves of this carnivorous plant are covered with hairs (trichomes) that secrete a sticky sap that attracts insects. This sap also gives them their dewy appearance. Once an insect is stuck to a leaf, the leaf curls around it and secretes digestive enzymes that liquify the insect. Photographed in Australia.

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Keywords: australia, australian, biological, biology, botanical, botany, carnivorous plants, dew, dewy, drosera binata, flora, fork-leaved sundew, glands, hair, hairs, insectivorous, leaf, leaves, nature, plant, sap, secretory gland, trichome, trichomes

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