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Carnivorous Plants Quiz

The flesh eaters of the plant world. 10 Questions.

 
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How many times has true carnivory evolved independently in five different orders of flowering plants?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

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The Darlingtonia californica has two common names. Which of the following is one of them?

  • Fanged Lily
  • Cobra Lily
  • Cobra Head
  • Serpent Head

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By what common name is this carnivorous plant known?

  • Venus Flytrap
  • Spined Flytrap
  • Sundew Flytrap
  • Mimosa Flytrap

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The Drosera bulbosa is endemic to which part of Australia?

  • Northern
  • Eastern
  • Western
  • Southern

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In which of the world's locations are carnivorous plants not found?

  • Asia
  • Antactic
  • Iceland
  • Arctic

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What is the world's largest carnivorous plant? The clue's in the name.

  • Genlisea pygmaea
  • Heliamphora nutans
  • Nepenthes rajah
  • Drosera arcturi

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Look very closely at this image of an Aldrovanda vesiculosa carnivorous plant which lives underwater. Can you guess its common name from the list below?

  • Seawheel
  • Spokewheel
  • Waterwheel
  • Octowheel

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Okay, so it's not a real plant, but can you tell me what name Rick Moranis gave to it in the 1986 movie "Little Shop of Horrors"?

  • Lily
  • Audrey
  • Crystal
  • Tisha

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There are five basic trapping mechanisms found in carnivorous plants. Can you match the mechanism to plant?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Pitcher plant
  • Flytrap plant
  • Bladder trap plant
  • Lobster pot plant

Right

  • Traps its prey using a sticky mucilage
  • Traps its prey using inward pointing hairs
  • Traps its prey via an internal vacuum system
  • Traps its prey in a rolled leaf

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Approximately how many known isectivorous plant species are there in the world?

  • 660
  • 89
  • 420
  • 25

 

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