Venus Flytrap | Cartwheel Bay

Venus Flytrap

• Dionaea muscipula
• Unique to the two Carolinas
• Endangered
• Carnivorous plant 10 - 30 cm (4 - 12 inches) tall with white flowers cluster atop leafless stalk
• Stalk rises above rosette of bristly, folded basal leaves
• Leaves trap animals to supplement deficient minerals
• Blades fold lengthwise into 2 hinged lobes
• Lobes are green outside and orange inside
• Nectar secreting glands and stout marginal hairs on leaf edges attract prey
• Habitats are typically acidic, boggy and lacking in minerals, especially nitrogen
• Endangered species status in North Carolina and South Carolina

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