any of a genus (Pinguicula) of the bladderwort family of small, stemless plants with flat, sticky leaves on which insects are trapped
Any of numerous carnivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula, having a basal rosette of leaves coated with a sticky secretion that traps small insects.
- Butterwort (Pinguicula) - These interesting dwarf bog-plants are pretty in the bog garden or moist spots in the rock garden.
- P. grandiflora (Irish Butterwort) is the finest.
- Thus Nepenthes secures a supply of nitrogenous food from the animal world in a manner somewhat similar to that adopted by the British sundew, butterwort, and other insectivorous plants.
- BUTTERWORT, the popular name of a small insectivorous plant, Pinguicula vulgaris, which grows in wet, boggy land.
- A, leaf of Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) with left margin inflected over a row of small flies.