Venus Fly Trap | Expeditions Shorts


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 plant which feeds on insects. Multiple trigger hairs inside the mouth of the flytrap must be touched simultaneously in order to make the plant close up around its prey. Once the mouth of the flytrap closes, it secretes digestive enzymes to break down the prey into food.