Friday 28 November 2014
The Illustrated London News in 1892 carried a story about a carnivorous vine in Nicaragua. It seized the dog belonging to a naturalist named Dunstan, but happily the latter freed the intended victim from its grasp. There are, of course, known carnivorous plants which will devour insects. This, however, is a far cry from those which eat dogs.
The first person to produce a study of such plants was Charles Darwin whose work Insectivorous Plants appeared in the 19th Century.