- tiny bugs get glued to the pretty but sticky leaves.
In the West, we have sundews, bladderworts, butterworts
, and the sinuously curved cobra plant (Darlingtonia californica), whose domain is the Oregon coast and far northern California.
The latter club gives you tropical houseplants such as cape sundews, Mexican butterworts
, pygmy sundews and Asian pitchers.
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.
On the negative side, a long period without grazing may have been too much for our tiny colony of butterworts
- we could not find any this year.