Butterwort

• (n.) A genus of low herbs (Pinguicula) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant. The species are found mostly in the North Temperate zone.
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butterwort

(from the article `bladderwort`) Closely related to the bladderworts in the same family are the butterworts (Pinguicula), 45 species of land plants that capture insects by means of ... ...their prey by means of highly specialized bladders. Genlisea is a small tropical genus of 15 species of tiny aquatic plants that trap their prey ... ...
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Butterwort

(Pinguicula) These hardy and tender perennials, commonly known as Bog Violets or Butterworts, are natives of the Northern Hemisphere and the Andes of America to the Antarctic regions. The name Pinguicula is derived from pinguis, fat, and refers to the greasy feel of the plants, thus the common name Butterwort. Butterworts are all bog plants ...
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butterwort

noun any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
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Butterwort

But'ter·wort` noun (Botany) A genus of low herbs ( Pinguicula ) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant. The species are found mostly in the North T...
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butterwort

butterwort, common name for several species of the plant genus Pinguicula of the north temperate zone and the mountains of tropical America. It is a member of the family Lentibulariaceae (bladderwort family).
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butterwort

Insectivorous plant belonging to the bladderwort family, with purplish flowers and a rosette of flat leaves covered with a sticky substance that traps insects. (Genus Pinguicula, family Lentibulariaceae.)
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Butterwort

The butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) is a perennial, carnivorous, herb of the family Lentibulariaceae, native to northern and central Europe where it grows in bogs, on damp heaths, moors and damp rocks. It has a basal rosette of sticky, entire, fleshy, bright yellow-green ovate leaves. The stickiness being caused by a fluid secreted by warty glands...
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butterwort

[n] - any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
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