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|Pinguicula alpina. The leaves of Pinguicula are in basal rosettes and are covered with sticky, mucilage-secreting and digestive hairs. The margins roll inward in response to contact of the hairs by potential prey organisms. Nitrogenous and other nutrients released by the digested prey supplement the plant's requirements. These modifications help such plant species compete in nutrient-deficient habitats.|
|Utricularia bifida, bladderwort. This species of wet habitats has tiny bladders on highly dissected leaves that trap and digest protozoans as a means to help meet the plant's nutrient requirements.|
|Utricularia sp., bladderwort.|
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