Dangerous plant found in Tongariro National Park | Sunday Observer

Dangerous plant found in Tongariro National Park

A dangerous plant has been found in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. A number of butterwort plants has been spotted by trampers over the summer. Butterwort is a carnivorous plant that is classed as an invasive weed and poses a danger to native wetland species. Their pretty purple flowers appear in summer. The plants have tiny, sticky hairs, which catch insects. Carnivorous plants get some or most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals – typically insects and other arthropods.

 

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