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Flowering plants, shrubs and trees provide the environment with much needed oxygen and fight soil erosion. They also provide food and shelter for many animals, as well as contribute to the fertility of soil with their dead leaves and flowers.

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How Venus Flytraps Work

Plants that eat other creatures? It sounds like a genetic experiment gone awry. But there's actually nothing unnatural about it; carnivorous plants have been around for thousands of years. Find out all about the Venus Flytrap.


How Cinnamon Works

 How Cinnamon Works

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How Kudzu Works

 How Kudzu Works

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How Grow Houses Work

 How Grow Houses Work

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Why do leaves change color and turn red?

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How Poison Ivy Works

 How Poison Ivy Works

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How Venus Flytraps Work

 How Venus Flytraps Work

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