The Venus flytrap is perhaps one of the best known and most impressive plants. Its leaves can close to catch insects that come too close, which will serve as food.
You can get these exotic plants on the following coloring pages below. You can print then color them as you like. Happy coloring.
Venus Flytrap Coloring Pages
The plant is a simple rosette, and its leaf blades end in distinctive traps formed by very jagged edges.
The outside of traps is usually green, while the inside has a red pigment that varies depending on age. There are 14 to 20 teeth that point radially from the trap leaf on the edge of each lobe.
The flower stem of the Venus flytrap is leafless and can reach up to 30 cm high, while the seed capsule is flat and contains only one seed.
The leaves grow at ground level forming a rosette. After flowering, two lobes develop at the end of each one of them, which will be the traps with which you will catch the insects.
To understand the structure of the leaf of the flytrap, it has 2 well-differentiated regions. The leaf blade has a long heart-shaped petiole.
This segment has a photosynthetic capacity. In the end, two lobes are united by the central vein, in a sort of hinge. These lobes are, in fact, the pure leaf of this plant.
At the top of the lobes, which would be the bundle of the leaf, we find three hairs with sensory capacity, called trichomes. These hairs are responsible for “announcing” to the plant that prey has landed, to be captured.
The edges of lobes have some cilia that, when the plant closes, these are intertwined, preventing the prey from escaping.
A particular feature is that the separation between the cilia on the edges of each lobe allows tiny prey to escape.
In this way, the Venus flytrap avoids unnecessary wear and tear on the digestive process of prey that will provide little.