Aldrovanda vesiculosa



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Waterwheel plant



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The plant captures small aquatic invertebrates using traps similar to those of the Venus Flytrap. The traps are arranged in whorls around a central, free-floating stem, giving rise to the common name. This is one of the few plant species capable of rapid movement

Aldrovanda vesiculosa flowers



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Common name:- Waterwheel plant.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Core eudicots
Order:     Caryophyllales
Family:     Droseraceae
Genus:     Aldrovanda
Species:     A. vesiculosa
Binomial name
Aldrovanda vesiculosa