The Monkey Orchid

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The Monkey Orchid
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Monkey Orchid: It grows at elevations 1000-2000 feet above sea level It's found in the forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru It smells like oranges Its scientific name is Dracula simia

How Does the Venus Flytrap Do That?

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How Does the Venus Flytrap Do That?
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Plants aren't typically known for their speed, but the carnivorous Venus flytrap can close its jaw-like leaves in the blink of an eye. Charles Darwin once referred to the Venus flytrap as "one of the most wonderful plants in the world." But despite the plant's notoriety, its closing mechanism remains a mystery 250 years after its discovery.