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Common Butterwort (34k)

Common Butterwort
Pinguicula vulgaris

Common butterwort consumes insects to supplement its nutrient intake. The insects become stuck in a slimy layer on the top of the leaves (which are often curled over to make it even more difficult for insects to escape). The plant then secretes juices that digest the soft tissues of the insect.

Picture taken on Starrigavan Ridge 24 June 1998