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Mimosa, Venus Flytrap, BladderWorts

Mimosa pudica - The Sensitive Plant
Demonstration of the touch sensitive plants reactions to being touched, bumped, hit, and heated with fire as well as some fantastic time lapse videography of the plant standing back up.
Venus fly trap and Pitcher Plant
David Attenborough looks at how this well known carnivorous plant captures its prey. From the BBC.

How flesh-eating pitcher plants trap insects
The Pitcher plant is a carnivore that uses water to make more effective insect traps.
Venus Fly Trap (the meat eating plant)

Bladderworts: The ultra-fast trap of an aquatic carnivorous plant
Aquatic carnivorous bladderworts (Utricularia species) catch prey animals with suction traps. High speed video recordings show that the plant "swallows" its prey in less than a millisecond!

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