Venus Flytraps

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    These are the very unusual leaves of the Venus Flytrap. I call this plant growing in the wild the "mother" of all Venus Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula). This species is the only one of the genus and is endemic to an area of about 150-mile radius around Wilmington, NC. Because it is so easy to propagate, it is sad to see its decline from people still digging wild plants to sell.

    amortize, thread_crazy, algo, and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. urtica 114 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture! Much better than seeing them in those awful plastic pots.

      No flowers in the shot though, so I have to remove this from the wfgna pool.

    2. Jojo* 113 months ago | reply

      Great photo. It's a pleasure to watch this plant grow in "real" nature. Thanks for this shot!

    3. algo 112 months ago | reply

      It's very pretty. Is it protected by law?
      Thanks for sharing such and interesting photograph.

      in 1-2-3 Nature Group

    4. NC Orchid 112 months ago | reply

      Thanks Alex. Yes the plant is protected but in the US that only applies to public land. People can still dig them if they are on private land and they have permission from the land owner. It is against the law to sell wild collected plants.

    5. Graif 111 months ago | reply

      ahhh, the VFT in nature, beautiful.

      - Graif

    6. reformasikeadilan2006 102 months ago | reply

      Wow, venus fly traps in real habitat. I wish I can watch this plant and touches them in real nature. Sadly, I live in Asian country. No venus fly traps grown wild here. Only asian pitcher plants. But, there are many venus fly traps sell here and I bought one one year ago. Until now, my VFT is getting to give many younger plants. Many of them I saparated it and plant it in different pots. They are growing vigorously with full sunlight and rain water. I also grow them using leaf cuttings and they starting to grow after one month. Now, I can grow my own venus fly trap.

    7. Thor Johan Thorsson [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      Interesting!

    8. egle_k. 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild Edible Plants, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    9. Mahdi Ebrahimi 86 months ago | reply

      so intresting plant

    10. sminky_pinky100 (In and Out) 83 months ago | reply

      Please add your amazing photo, and join

      Tropical Exotic Flora

    11. Walter Ezell 82 months ago | reply

      egle k. said "Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild Edible Plants, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group."

      This is a beautiful photo. But these are not "edible" plants, they are plants that eat!

    12. Kosari 77 months ago | reply

      There's so many of them! I just wanna squish 'em!

    13. Leonardo Desordi 65 months ago | reply

      Very nice see this plant in the wild.

    14. GrandLakeMom 41 months ago | reply

      It is beautiful! A very happy plant!!!

    15. NC Orchid 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment. It was growing in an area where there were tons of plants but none were this healthy.

    16. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC 37 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this image! We have added it to our entry about the Regional Vegetation of North Carolina in the State Library of NC's online encyclopedia, NCpedia: ncpedia.org/vegetation

      Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of NC

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