Friday, April 28, 2023

Bloodthirsty Plants

In looking through some newly donated Botany books, I just found the best-ever series for kids who want cool creepy science books (like Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead by Rebecca Johnson). This set of 6 Botany books is called Bloodthirsty Plants. Here are the titles in the series:

Bladderworts: Trapdoors to Oblivion

Butterworts: Greasy Cups of Death

Carnivorous Mushrooms: Lassoing Their Prey?

Pitcher Plants: Slippery Pits of No Escape

Sundews: A Sweet and Sticky Death

Venus Fly Traps and Waterwheels: Spring Traps of the Plant World

There is also a chapter about Pitcher Plants in The Burgess Book of Nature Lore: Adventures of Tommy, Sue and Sammy with Their Friends of Meadow, Pool, and Forest by Thornton W. Burgess (my favorite book he wrote). It is chapter 3, "Tommy's Insect Soup."

Perfectly Peculiar Plants

by Chris Thorogood

Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana)

Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

The Big Book of Blooms

by Yuval Zommer

Venus Flytraps

Pitcher Plants

If you know of other resources, please let me know!

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