You have heard about several insectivorous plants that feed on insects. Nepenthes or the pitcher plant is one such example, which usually grows in shallow water or in marshlands. What part of the plant is modified into a ‘pitcher’? How does this modification help the plant for food even though it can photosynthesize like any other green plant?

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Ans. The leaves of the pitcher plant are modified into a pitcher. The pitcher is facilitated with a lid which is developed from the tip of the lamina. The anterior part of the petiole, which is coiled like a little tendril. It helps to keep the pitcher in a vertical position.

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