butterwort


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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).
Butterwort THEY develop their best colours in brightly lit environments but do quite well indoors.
Pepon[R] Capsules Each capsule contain: pumpkin seed oil 300mg PILKA[R] Drops 1ml contains 80mg of thyme extract, pinguicula (butterwort) and drosera (sundew), 1.9mg of thym essence.
Curve-seed Butterwort (Ceratocephala testiculata) was reported for South Bass Island (Cusick 1989).
Those, plus Marsh and Butterfly Orchids, Butterwort, Common Louse Wort, Mountain Everlasting and Spotted Rock Rose - rare plants in Wales - have all returned to these cliffs since the ponies arrived.
Butterwort plants have such shiny leaves that they look like they have been buttered.
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.
Writing on "Sundew and Butterwort" for Colin Clout's Calendar (1882), a collection of botanical essays originally published in the St.
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.
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.