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Which of the following statement(s) regarding the plant shown below is/are correct?


  1. It is an insectivorous plant.
  2. It converts light energy to chemical energy.
  3. It traps and digests other plants.
  4. It grows on soil deficient in nitrogen


Solution

The correct options are
A It is an insectivorous plant.
B It converts light energy to chemical energy.
D It grows on soil deficient in nitrogen
Drosera usually grow on soil deficient in nitrogen. Nitrogen is a an important nutrient which is required by all plants to synthesize proteins. Therefore, even though this plant is green and can synthesize carbohydrates, it traps insects to fulfill its requirements for nitrogen.

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