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Dionaea muscipula


Venus flytraps are cute little bog denizens that grow in nutrient poor soils, ensnaring prey to meet their nutritional needs.

The Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is every child's favourite carnivorous plant. Husbands can also be entertained for hours. Venus flytraps are cute little bog denizens that grow in nutrient poor soils. They have evolved the ability to acquire the nutrients they need by capturing insects with their quickly closing, claw-like pads which are modified leaves. Grow in full sun sitting in a dish of water. Can be grown as a houseplant as well. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Venus Flytrap

Family: Droseraceae (The Sundew Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Bogs and wet savannahs in sandy and peaty soils.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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