Monday, 29 March 2010

What pollinates a venus flytrap?

It was with some amazement that we noticed a strange leaf growing out of my son's venus flytrap plant a few weeks ago.

And look! The leaf has become a flower - it wasn't a leaf at all anyway!

As you can see from my amazement, I'm not much of a biologist, believing it to be a bit of pretend science (sorry biologists...). Now having offended biologists everywhere, I'm not going to get an answer to my question...

So if these plants eat flies, what insect worth their salt is going to pollinate one? Any answers gratefully received.

Next I'll return the river to safer lands and investigate the effects of scalextric on education...

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