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Venus Flytrap
P Introduced Unknown Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Venus Flytrap
Botanical name: Dionaea muscipula    Family: Droseraceae (Sundew family)
Synonyms: Dionaea uniflora, Dionaea sensitiva

Venus Flytrap is a curious insect-eating dwarf plant. Leaves are like a narrow segment of a sphere, consisting of two parts, like the cap of a spring purse, the concave part outwards, each of which falls back with indented edges (like an iron spring fox-trap); upon anything touching the leaves, or falling between them, they instantly close like a spring trap, and confine any insect or anything that falls between them. The plant bears white flowers on a tall stalk far above the leaves. Venus Flytrap is native to the wet forests of North America. It is cultivated as a curiosity plant worldwide.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed at JNTBGRI Garden, Trivandrum, Kerala.

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