Subject: Are carnivorous plants heterotrophic or autotrophic ?
Date: Thu Jan 20 12:05:44 2000
Posted by Tony Padilla
Grade level: grad (non-science)
City: Phoenix State/Province: AZ
Area of science: Botany
Are carnivorous plants, specifically the Venus fly trap, heterotrophic or
autotrophic? I know that in the strict sense of the word, it seem that
they should be considered heterotrphic, because they eat.
However they are also green, and their traps are called "leaves."
So, that makes me think photosynthesis. Can you help?
Re: Are carnivorous plants heterotrophic or autotrophic ?
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