Bad News for Bugs in Bogs

Botanists recently discovered a new and deadly plant, at least if you are a small bug. Found in bogs and other sunny, wet, and infertile locations, Triantha occidentalis (known as false asphodel) does not look like the stereotypical carnivorous plant, such as a Venus fly-trap or sundew, with an obvious bug-luring body part. Instead, the plants rely on relatively inconspicuous glandular hairs to trap their meals.

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