7th Class Science Nutrition in Plants

  • question_answer 11)
    If the pitcher plant is green and carries out photosynthesis, then why does it feed on insects?


    The insectivorous plants grow in soil which do not contain sufficient nitrogen mineral. These plants (e.g. pitcher plant) are green and carry out photosynthesis to obtain a part of the food required by them. But they do not get the nitrogen from the soil in which they grow. So, insectivorous or carnivorous plants feed on insects to obtain the nitrogen needed for their growth.

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