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  • n. Plural form of butterwort.

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Examples

  • The butterworts are a group of carnivorous plants comprising the genus

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  • Wet savannas and bogs contained an array of colorful wildflowers: red lillies, orange milkweeds, yellow pitcher plants, lavender butterworts, and purple sundews.

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  • SUMMARY: Charles Darwin (1809-1882) had long been fascinated by insectivorous plants, from the round-leafed sundew and bladderworts to the exotic Pinguiculas (butterworts) and Nepenthes

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  • The leaf surfaces of butterworts are sticky as flypaper; sundews, Charles Darwin's favorites, have droplets of glue along their leaves.

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  • Many of its brethren are faring far worse: insect-devouring butterworts, bladderworts, sundews, other pitcher plants and most famous of all, the Venus 'flytrap.

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  • The tiny insectivorous butterworts by the footpath are testament to the impoverished nature of the soil.

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  • I grow a few different types – I’ve never had any luck with the canonical carnivore: the Venus Flytrap, but I do have pitcher plants (Nepenthes, Sarracenia and Heliamphora), sundews, pings (butterworts), and utrics (bladderworts).

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