Carnivorous Pitcher Plants
Plants make all their own food—right? Not pitcher plants! Most pitcher plants draw in insects with their sweet-smelling nectar and slowly digest them. There are some kinds of pitcher plants that like to snack on mice and rats too. The bizarre eating habits of the pitcher plant are sure to fascinate and delight readers as they learn about this plant's digestive system, its habitat, and more. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, and simple explanations of pollination and fertilization allow readers to understand and appreciate this unique member of the plant world.