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Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Vegetarian

Carnivorous plants like the pitcher plant, Venus flytrap, and sundew have evolved to get necessary nutrients from the bugs they eat, usually because the soil in their environments don’t have enough of them. But a new study shows that at least one kind of carnivorous plant, the common sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) will stop doing so [...]