The Red Spot

Carnivorous plants are a group of plants that have adapted to live in environments where the soil is poor in nutrients. To compensate for the lack of nutrients, these plants are able to capture and digest insects and other small animals. Their ability to capture prey is the result of a series of morphological and physiological adaptations that have allowed carnivorous plants to become highly specialised in capturing insects. The evolution of carnivorous plants is an example of territorial adaptation. The hostile environment in which these plants live prompted natural selection to choose mutations that would allow them to survive. Continue reading “The Red Spot”