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any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects

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Wild mountain ponies on Anglesey are helping to conserve rare plant species such as Butterfly Orchids, Butterwort, Spotted Rock Rose and Mountain Everlasting
The case is much the same with other species of insectivorous plants, including the Venus' fly-trap, butterworts, and bladderworts, which Darwin discussed far more briefly.
These included beautiful plants like sundew and butterwort and insects like the bog bush cricket and large heath butterfly.
The sand dunes support butterwort and dune helleborine, as well as other rare and interesting lichens and mosses and orchids and there is a thriving invertebrate population here, including the medicinal leech.
Which children's TV series included as a regular butterwort have in common?
This Site of Special Scientific Interest harbours other wildlife gems, like the rare orchid Tafod Y Gors or butterwort, which catches insects with its slippery leaves, and the Grass of Parnassus, a delicate flower.
Siobhan Butterwort, of Redcross, Co Wicklow, said: "Tourism supports a lot of families in this area.
What do the British plants sundew and butterwort have in common?
It is also home to tafod y gors, or butterwort, whose slippery leaves catch insects, and the pretty grass of Parnassus, which is really a flower.
But closer inspection reveals wildlife gems like the rare orchid Tafod Y Gors or butterwort, which catches insects with its slippery leaves, and the pretty Grass of Parnassus, which isn't a grass at all but a delicate flower.
The cattle are being used to graze areas where there are rare plants such as rock rose, fragrant orchid, bird's-eye primrose, butterwort, blue moor grass, ladies mantle, bitter cress and marsh marigold.
Grazing prevents rank grasses from crowding out plants like blue moor grass, butterwort and yellow wort, bird's eye primrose, dark red helleborine and bee orchid.
Away from the sea the magical Uists provided stunning machair plant life, including hebridean orchid, common butterwort, ragged robin and blankets of buttercups, marsh marigolds, wild pansy and daisies stretching as far as the eye could see.
The insect-eating round-leafed sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) and the common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris), were identified and collected by Nick Biddle, a student at Kew's School of Horticulture.