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Thread: Read that teasel is carnivorous

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    Read that teasel is carnivorous

    i read in a cp book (cps of US and canada i think) that common teasels are carnivorous. is this true? if so, today i will simply go out to the backyard, and get one for my cp area

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    Looked on Wikipedia and saw that it's under the category of "protocarnivorous", I would say yes, it's quasi-carnivorous.
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    whats quasi-carnivorous mean?

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    whats quasi-carnivorous mean?
    That it has some of the traits that define a carnivorous plant, but not all of them. For example, heliamphora attract and capture prey but do not digest them. They rely on bacteria to do that for them. So heliamphora are quasi carnivorous because they meet some but not all of the requirements to be considered a carnivorous plant.

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    It means the plant catches the insects, but produces no enzymes to digest them. It indirectly benefits from catching things.
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    i love that avatar tyd, keyboard cat... too much
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    cool... cant wait to get one

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    quasi-carnivore is a dumb term IMO. Or misleading i should say. I tend to have rather "liberal" terms for plants to meet my cp requirement, but i believe if a plant can attract insects, and insects are somehow immobilized on/by the plant, and the plant somehow gets nutrients from them (directly, indirectly, etc...), its a carnivorous plant. If you require a plant to attract, kill, and directly absorb nutrients from an insect, you are discarding Darlingtonia, Heliamphora, Bronchinia, Catopsis, Probosidea, Ibecella, Stylidium, a few Nepenthes, S. purpurea, Roridula, Byblis, and a few Drosera. To me, that is simply not ok, those are all cps in my eyes!
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