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Carnivorous Plants in Culture and Media

Every now and then, it is possible to see carnivorous plants or their likeness as part of our daily lives. White Top Pitcher Plants are sometimes found in dried flower arrangements and can be purchased occasionally in silk flower shops or at florists. Keep an eye out for CPs used as ingredients in cough syrups and lozenges. In 1972 Portmeirion Chinaware of England created a commemorative plate and cookie jar that featured a wonderful picture of a flowering Venus Flytrap and various insects. In 1995, Mott’s, a division of Cadbury Beverages, created a line of boxed-juice containers called "Weird and Wild." Among their illustrated panels could be found pictures and facts about Nepenthes, Cobra Lilies and Venus Flytraps. In 1996, Folkmanis, Inc., produced a "Furry Folks" puppet of a potted Venus Flytrap and fly. One hand could operate the trap while the other animated the black fly. Carl Taylor of Cookeville, TN has produced a CP theme mouse pad. Rubber stamps of CPs are available from several sources. In 1992 Judy/Instructo, Inc. featured a floor puzzle with CPs. Films and stories that highlight carnivorous plants include "The Little Shop of Horrors," a musical from the 1960s, and John Wyndham’s Day of the Triffids. It is also possible to spot CPs in the movies "Mississippi Burning" and "Minority Report." There is a great carnivorous plant sequence in the movie, "Minority Report." CPs appear on coins. The New Foundland Penny showed a Purple Pitcher Plant on one face from 1938-1947. Nepenthes can be found on several dollar notes. Many countries use CPs on their stamps.
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