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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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These cousins of Audrey II are the pitcher plants (one species), sundews (three species and one hybrid), bladderworts (14 species), and butterworts (one species).
Wild mountain ponies on Anglesey are helping to conserve rare plant species such as Butterfly Orchids, Butterwort, Spotted Rock Rose and Mountain Everlasting
Nearly 500 black flies have been seen stuck to one large common butterwort plant.
The annual spring thaw brings back the prehistoric look--succulent new greenery dappled with the colour of blooming orchids; sundew, butterwort, and other carnivorous plants lying in wait for mosquitoes and blackflies; and hairy cow parsnip taller than a one-horned monoclonius.
Ruskin's chapter on the butterwort, also issued in 1882, acknowledges the "fly-trap character, in which these curiously degraded plants are associated with Drosera" (25:433), only in the final paragraph.
Trainspotting de Irvin Welsh, Blasted --traducida como Reventado en la revista espanola ADE-- de Sarah Kane, Mojo de Jezv de Butterwort, East is East de Ayub Khan-Din, y Shopping and fucking de Mark Ravenhill son algunos de sus titulos emblematicos.
In the Pyrenees, for example, the transition between the Alpine meadow and the submerged communities consists of a community of sedges (Carex, Eriophorum) and rushes (Juncus), together with other characteristic plants, such as butterwort (Pinguicula) or grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris).
The unusual conditions have given birth to a number of rare species of plants including carnivorous communities like butterwort and sundew and the rare crowberry shrub, which is more often found in uplands.
Mike Barrow saw butterwort in flower near Hawkshead in the Lakes.
They confirmed they had chosen a little-known Irish plant that feeds off insects - the Large Flowered Butterwort - for illustration.
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?