142. Venus Flytrap

Native only to North and South Carolina, Venus flytraps have leaves that trap insects and absorb their nutrients. The ruby-colored traps of this carnivorous plant lure their victims with sweet nectar on the surface of the trap.

As an insect moves around drinking nectar, it triggers sensitive hairs on the surface, and the two lobes of the trap snap together. Bristles at the leaf’s edge imprison the prey, and the plant’s digestive juices liquify its soft parts.