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    Unusual Facts About Pitcher Plants

    Geo Beats

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    Take a tour of Unusual Facts About Pitcher Plants in Miami, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. When people think of carnivores, they tend to think of animals, despite the fact that some plants, such as the pitcher plant, also consume animals. Pitcher plants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and can be found across the world, but mostly in the U.S. These plants use bright colors, scents, sticky fluids, and sharp hairs to lure insects and small animals into their centers, where they are trapped and digested. Pitcher plants are generally found in warm, boggy areas, such as the American Southeast, where insects are common fare. Though the plants do gain nutrition from their prey, they only need the occasional meal, as they do also undergo photosynthesis.