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Carnivorous Plant Snaps Shut With 600 Gs

• LiveScience

A carnivorous plant that lives in bogs worldwide traps its prey in less than a millisecond, more than 100 times faster than a Venus flytrap can manage, a new study finds. The study is the first to capture a high-speed recording of the plant's traps snapping shut.

Utricularia, a genus of rootless carnivorous plants, is better known by its common name, bladderwort.