Carnivorous Plant Information

Venus Flytraps

Venus Flytraps

The Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is probably the favorite of all Carnivorous Plants. The traps consist of two clamshell-like halves, lined with many stout guard hairs and minute nectar glands.
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Upland Orchids

Upland Orchids

Hardy Orchids are terrestrial orchids that tolerate cold winters. They often grow in or near bogs. Bog species like the Grass Pinks, (Calogogon), and Lady Tresses (Spiranthes) grow in the wet areas of the bog, pocosin or fen.
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Heliamphora

Heliamphora

Heliamphora are native to the Tepuis of the Guiana Highlands which are high sandstone mesas in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil.
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Sundews

Sundews

Sundews, Drosera sp., are truly beautiful Carnivorous Plants. Their green and red leaves are covered with glistening droplets of mucilage that sparkle in the sunlight.
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Sarracenia

Sarracenia

American Pitcher Plants, Sarracenia spp. typically grow in the bogs, pocosins and fens of the coastal plains of the southeastern United States. They grow among the sedges in the open sun, where the moist soil is generally a sand/peat mix, usually dominated by sand. The climate is warm and temperate.
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Roridula

Roridula

Roridula (Flycatcher Bush), are glistening, resin-laden, shrubby perennial carnivorous plants endemic to the South African Cape Provinces. There are only 2 species: Roridula gorgonias and R. dentata.
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Nepenthes

Nepenthes

Nepenthes, Tropical Pitcher Plants, are climbing carnivorous plants with impressive hanging pitchers that are the largest of any carnivorous plants. They are native to tropical Southeast Asia, and come in many varieties.
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Genlisea

Genlisea

Corkscrew Plants, Genlisea, are rare, small, semi-aquatic, tropical carnivorous plants, similar to terrestrial bladderworts (Utricularia), but with distinctive and unique subterrarian traps that are often described as "spiraling lobster traps."
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Darlingtonia California

Cobra Lilies

Darlingtonia, Cobra Lilies, are native to the northern mountains of California and the Oregon coast. They typically grown in serpentine soils along cold water mountain streams or seeps. It is a perennial, long lived, evergreen with runners producting numerous offshoots, creating dense colonies.
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Cephalotus

Cephalotus

Cephalotus, Australian Pitcher Plants (Cephalotus follicularis), are perennial carnivorous plants with charming, small, hairy, slipper like pitchers that form a rosette of traps. Each trap is actually a modified carnivorous leaf, a pitfall trap, with bottoms filled with digestive fluid.
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Pinguicula primuliflora

Butterworts

Butterworts, Pinguicula species, form a rosette with stalkless leaves. The thin glistening leaves are elongated, narrow and generally flat with curled leaf edges. The inner surface is covered with tiny glands and feels greasy to the touch.
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Carnivorous Bromeliads

Bromeliads

    Carnivorous Bromeliads     Some folks are surprised that there are some bromeliads that are carnivorous.  In fact there are several including: Brocchina reducta, B. tatei, and Catopsis berteroniana. To be carnivorous, a plant must lure, capture and digest its...

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