Scientists have discovered a rare vertebrate-eating plant in Ontario, Canada, that feeds on salamanders, according to reports.While some carnivorous plants are known to eat insects, the bell-shaped purple pitcher plant or Sarracenia purpurea is the first known in North America to consume amphibians, Newsweek reported.Scientists previously thought only tropical pitcher plants ate vertebrates.SEVERED HEAD OF 30,000-YEAR-OLD WOLF FOUND INTACT IN SIBERIAThe plant slowing digests its prey by drowning it in acidic fluid, Vice reported about the study published in the journal Ecology last week.A biologist from the University of Guelph first discovered the meat-eating plant last year in the Algonquin Provincial Park.
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