Iceland: Carnivorous Common Butterwort

One of the wildflowers that adopted to life is Iceland is common butterwort or Pinguicula vulgaris in Latin. The tiny plant with a single blue flower is actually carnivores, consuming small insects to supplement nutrients that are scarce in nutrient-poor volcanic and soggy soils. The leaves of this plant produce sticky liquid that small insects get stuck to. Once the insect is caught, the leaf edges roll inward and secret another enzyme that digests the trapped pray.