ENVIRONMENT
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

11 Carnivorous Plants (PHOTOS)

These plants may look like sweet, innocent flowers, but don't be fooled -- they are meat-eating killers! Carnivorous plants are those that don't just rely on sun power for energy -- they get nutrients from "eating" animals or insects.

These amazing plants have evolved to employ many different techniques to satiate their hunger: from snapping a trap closed to sucking their prey into their bladder to trapping critters through its sticky mucus-like glands.

Check out these incredible plants and tell us which is the most impressive.

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Deceptive Beauty: The World Of Carnivorous Plants

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