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Horned bladderwort

Utricularia cornuta

Description:

An aquatic carnivorous plant that feeds on microscopic invertebrates. It manages to trap them in small pear-shaped sacs that open up when triggered by unsuspecting prey. They are later digested by enzymes and bacteria inside the sac that provide nutrients for the plant.

Habitat:

Found in wet prairies.

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MarioCisneros
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MarioCisneros

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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