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Classification essay of exotic plants
Exotic plants in our environment and trough out the world can be very interesting to study and are often placed into different classifications according to some very unusual characteristics they may display. Scientists or botanists often classify them according to their different characteristics they use in the way the plants trap their prey. Some species of exotic plants are classified by the usage of unusual ways to capture their prey by having what are called active and passive traps. Classification of exotic plants into categories also makes them easier to study.
Active traps are classified as such by the fact that activity takes place when they are luring their prey. Commonly known active traps are plants like the Venus Fly Trap. The Venus Fly Trap uses its threadlike trigger hairs inside the lobes of the plant to capture their prey. When the insect, most commonly the fly enters the open lobes of the Venus Fly Trap and lands on the trigger hairs it quickly closes its lobes which look like clenched teeth and catches its prey. The plant then digests its prey leaving only the hard insides

 

 

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