More than 96 species and numerous varieties and forms as well as natural and horticultural hybrids. Living in the Northern Hemisphere but also in the Andes, Caribbean, Central America. Sticky traps. The leaves and flower stalks have glandular translucent hairs. Capture by secreting a sticky mucilage. Prey: small insects. Digestion: enzymes. Assimilation: through glands. Active carnivorous plant.