Butterworts are long, greasy, cup-like plants.
These plants live in many places, mostly in the northern hemisphere. There are about 50 to 60 species.
These plants eat flies, grasshoppers, spiders, and other small insects. A butterwort takes about 2 or 3 days to fully digest its prey; but, the plant doesn’t eat the hard parts (wings, bones).
There is a slight mushroom-like flower that attracts the prey to the plants. When the prey flies onto the plant, it gets stuck in an oozing liquid that digests the insect.
winter, the Butterwort's leaves die off and only little bulbs are left that grow
new leaves in spring, but these bulbs are a favorite snack for mice. Butterworts
also use another method.
Their genus is Pinguicula vulgaris.