bladderwort


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any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals

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If the speed of the bladderwort trap doesn't impress you, maybe their fishing ability will.
The bladderwort is an eccentric and complicated plant.
The bladderwort is a complicated plant, which lives in aquatic habitats such as freshwater wetlands, and has developed corresponding, highly specialized hunting methods.
He also captured the pond-dwelling bladderworts as they snap shut their traps in less than a millisecond and the vampirelike sundews, which snare prey with sticky tentacles and suck the life from them.
That's because the bladderwort is one of the fastest bug-eating plants on the planet.
Ponies on fen- land, left, and, below, the rare bladderwort, which traps insects via a vaccumoperated underwater trapdoor system Cattle graze next to fens, above, and left, a fly orchid The Anglesey and Llyn Fens LIFE project team, Justin Hanson, Peter Jones and Llion Jones
When prey happen to float by a carnivorous bladderwort growing in a pond, a tiny door on the plant's underwater sac quickly opens, sucking in water--and tiny swimming organisms--in one hundredth of a second.
For yes, they're there -- / the slow moan of them squelching through the fog / of their own breaths, swinging full udders, / dainty hoofs picking through bladderwort / and crowfoot.
Recently, scientists at the University of Western Sydney, Richard Jobson, Charles Morris and Shelley Burgin, conducted an experiment to determine whether the meat-eating bladderwort (Utricularia uliginosa), a rootless herb, responds to the presence or absence of prey, and to increased nitrogen when grown in pots.
Costs of carnivory in the common bladderwort, Utricularia macrorhiza.
Obligatory tedium began with unregulated steward calcification of the most horrid sort; pleasantries aside, shimmying along amnesia's inner membrane wasn't so much like Yahweh's clattering as one might not have thought had one not been cleansed by the temptress of bladderwort confusion.
By the photos on a Northwest Ontario website, I positively identified our nemeses: milfoil, horsetail, bladderwort, bulrush, arrowhead, and duckweed.
Rootless and adrift in its wetland habitat, the humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) preys on water fleas and other small invertebrates.
On its southern shore is a fen, where visitors can find cranberries and insect-eating plants such as sundew, pitcher plant and bladderwort.