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- n. Plural form of butterwort.
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The butterworts are a group of carnivorous plants comprising the genus
Wet savannas and bogs contained an array of colorful wildflowers: red lillies, orange milkweeds, yellow pitcher plants, lavender butterworts, and purple sundews.
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
The leaf surfaces of butterworts are sticky as flypaper; sundews, Charles Darwin's favorites, have droplets of glue along their leaves.
Many of its brethren are faring far worse: insect-devouring butterworts, bladderworts, sundews, other pitcher plants and most famous of all, the Venus 'flytrap.
The tiny insectivorous butterworts by the footpath are testament to the impoverished nature of the soil.
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).