Common name: Butterworts
Latin name: Pinguicula sp.
Light: Medium to full sun
Notes: Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterworts, is a genus of carnivorous flowering plants in the family Lentibulariaceae. They use sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from the environment. In general, butterworts grow in nutrient-poor soils.
As with almost all carnivorous plants, the flowers of butterworts are held far above the rest of the plant by a long stalk, in order to reduce the probability of trapping potential pollinators. Butterworts need habitats that are almost constantly moist or wet, at least during their carnivorous growth stage.
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