If you don’t think that plants scare you, you should think again. Researchers have discovered that semari sack plants in Canadian swamps not only get abundant insects but also eat adult vertebrates. You don’t have to throw away your ornamental plants, but this carnivorous detail of green leaves allows you to see ferns and orchids in a completely new way.
How do researchers know what plants eat animals?
Scientists have known for years that sack plants found in swamps around the world love to eat meat. The most famous lazy carnivorous plant, the Venus flytrap, has been the class favorite for years because it includes insects slowly and steadily. In 2018, a researcher at the University of Guelph found salamanders in a purple feeding jug in Ontario.