Trigger plants - Stylidium

Another plant that is said to be carnivorous is theTrigger plant or Stylidium species. Stylidium bulbiferum is an example with the anther and stigma on a elastic stem that is activated when an insect lands on it, this assists with pollination.

The sticky substances on the flowers trap insects.

Stylidium gramifoliaum is a perennial grasslike plant form Australia found widely along the eastern coast. While the lower growing Stylidium caepitosum is from Western Australia and grows in damp areas near waterways in the South West of that state. One species S. affine has attractive mauve flowers, sometimes called the 'Queen trigger plant'.

These plants are one for the collector in the UK.

Trigger plants - Stylidium are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries

TRIFFID NURSERIES phone : 01379 678797
Great Hallows, Church Lane, Stoke Ash. Suffolk. IP23 7ET
One of Europe's leading Carnivorous Plant Nurseries as well as stocking the Worlds largest selection of Carnivorous Plant seeds! We are the Carnivorous Plant Store.

ESSEX CARNIVOROUS PLANTS phone: 01702 551467
Mark Haslett
12 Strangman Ave Thundersley Essex SS7 1RB
NCCPG national collection holders of Dionaea & Sarracenia. We are a specialist carnivorous plant nursery selling by mail order. Visits to nursery are welcome by appointment only



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