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Botanists have discovered a [new / anew], carnivorous plant. It is the western false asphodel. This is a white flower that is [relative / relatively] common along the coastline [as / of] the Pacific Northwest in the USA and on Canada's western coast. It was [actually / actual] first discovered in 1879, but botanists back then did not realise the innocuous-looking [flower / flowery] was actually a meat eater. Researchers have recently [determining / determined] that sticky, tiny hairs along the bloom's [stem / stern] produce a digestive enzyme that other carnivorous plants [abuse / use] to ensnare and eat insects. Professor Sean Graham, a botanist [to / with] the University of British Columbia, told the NPR news agency: "We had no [ideal / idea] it was carnivorous."

There are fewer than 1,000 carnivorous plant species [knowing / known] to scientists. The western false asphodel is the first to [be / being] discovered in 20 years. Professor Graham [beliefs / believes] there may be more carnivores among our [common / commonly] flora. He said: "I suspect that there might be more carnivorous plants [out / up] there than we think." He believes many people will be surprised that [the / a] familiar asphodel is actually a carnivore. Co-researcher Dr Qianshi Lin said: "What's [particular / particularly] unique about this carnivorous plant is that it [traipse / traps] insects near its insect-pollinated flowers." He added: "This seems like a conflict [among / between] carnivory and pollination because you don't want to kill the insects that are helping [you / your] reproduce."

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