INSECT-EATERS, SQUIRTERS AMONG GREEN HOUSE FLORA
Carnivorous and water squirting plants are a few of the oddities that are the pride of the Biological laboratory's green house.
The Venus Flytrap and the Pitcher plant are the two insect eating varieties in the collection. The former closes its many jaws on juicy morsels of flies and slugs and it gradually absorbs them as its means of sustenance. The latter is more subtle and lazy--it makes no motions. Insects are lured into its pitcher-like growths and are so tangled and dazed by the intricacies within that they never return to daylight. Then there is the strange White Galla plant which spurts water from the tips of its leaves under a bright light.