Does the process of photosynthesis occur in insectivorous plants? Can you please give me a clear answer and explain to me how? and also can you describe the environment in which they grow ? Thank you

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  • $\begingroup$ Normally the carnivorous plants are photosynthetic and green. They need to depend on animals for nitrogen. They are adapted to regions of poor nitrogen availability in soil. $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Oct 12, 2016 at 7:47
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    Oct 22, 2016 at 6:12
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    – user25568
    Oct 22, 2016 at 7:45

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"Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. Carnivorous plants have adapted to grow in places with high light where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs and rock outcroppings."

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivorous_plant


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