The Milkweed Plant is the host for the larva of the monarch butterfly. The plant produces a poison to keep animals from feeding on its leaves. But the monarch caterpillar can feed on this plant, and it uses the poison from the plant to protect itself from birds who like to eat caterpillars. Asclepias - milkweed
Drosera filiformis is a species of sundew found in acid bogs along the southeastern costal areas. This one lives in NJ. The acid water does not allow this plant to remove minerals from the boggy soil, so this and many similar plants have evolved a carnivorous lifestyle. The leaves attract, attach, and digest animals alive to mine their bodies of minerals. The leaves do not retrieve carbon or energy from the animal, just mineral elements normally obtained by plants from soil.`
Drosera rotundifolia is the more-common sundew in CT
Utricularia is an aquatic carnivorous plant, each bladder having a trap door to suck in swimming animals Bladderwort is very common in CT lakes! http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/images/commonbladderwort/utricularia_macrorhiza_bladders_lg.jpg http://www.paflora.org/Utricularia%20inflata2.jpg http://tncweeds.ucdavis.edu/photos/utricinfla06.jpg
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