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.
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Carnivorous Plants in South Carolina
Carnivorous Plants in South Carolina

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Students will watch the What's Wild video about carnivorous plants in the South Carolina. They will do research and then create their own plant using available supplies and materials.
Carnivorous Plants Trivia Quiz | What's Wild
Carnivorous Plants Trivia Quiz | What's Wild

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Episode 5 of What's Wild looked at a particular group of flora that calls South Carolina home. If you caught episode five that looked at these plants with a big appetite, this quiz is for you. Scroll...
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild

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In this edition of What's Wild, we'll be taking a look at some native South Carolina plants with a big appetite! There are approximately thirty-one species of carnivorous plants throughout the state...
Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts

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Patrick McMillan visits Apalachicola National Forest, in Florida, where he showcases a Venus Flytrap. The Flytrap, described by Charles Darwin as “the most amazing plant on earth,” is a carnivorous...
Sandy Island (S.C.) Stop 4
Episode 5

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Rudy and Jim visit an ecotone, which is a line between two different habitats: one more dry, and one moister. Here we see a fetterbush, the inkberry or gallberry, which is another species of holly...
Venus Flytrap | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Venus Flytrap | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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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...
Trumpet Pitcher Plant | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Trumpet Pitcher Plant | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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Sarracenia flava Carnivorous plant 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 feet) with nodding, brown-red flowers Clusters of erect, hollow, pitcher-like leaves Leaves colored at top with red-purple veins on white...
Sweet Pitcher Plant | Carthweel Bay (S.C.)
Sweet Pitcher Plant | Carthweel Bay (S.C.)

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Sarracenia rubra• Carnivorous plant• Slender, erect trumpet• 10 - 50 cm (4 - 20 inches) tall• Foliage green-veined with red• Very fragrant flowers like English Violets• Habitats include sandy bogs