Credit: FRANCIS CHEE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Common sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) leaf digesting a trapped insect. The hairs on the leaves of this carnivorous plant secrete a sticky substance that traps and digests passing insects, which are then absorbed to provide nutrients for the plant.

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Common sundew digesting an insect

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Duration: 00:00:05.11

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