Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants capture and digest unsuspecting insects, and then absorb their nutrients for energy. They grow on every continent except Antarctica. In the United States, carnivorous plants can be found in every state, although some species are rare or endangered, and some are specific to certain regions. Many carnivorous plants grow well in the semi-tropical climate of the Southeastern United States.

In South Carolina, an abundance of sunlight and water in the boggy, acidic soil of Cartwheel Bay create the perfect environment for many carnivorous plants, including pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, butterwort, and sundew, among others. Read more at PBS Learning Media

Venus Fly Trap