A venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant. It can be found in subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States. The leaves of this plant have teeth around the edge and long, stiff hairs inside. When an insect lands on a leaf and touches 2 or more of these hairs, the trap closes in less than 1/5 of a second.
There are only 4 places in the world where venus flytraps grow naturally – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. They also grow in other places that have warm weather, but they don’t grow there naturally.
The venus flytrap eats insects because it grows in wet areas that do not have many nutrients. The venus flytrap sends out flowers on stalks higher than its leaves about once each year.
Facts About Venus Fly Trap
1) Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that catches and eats insects.
2) It is native only to the coastal plain of North and South Carolina in the United States.
3) It was named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus, because its leaves trap insects, it is named flytrap.
4) Venus fly traps are native to North America, specifically the southeast region of the United States. They grow to be about 6 inches tall and have a pinkish-red color.
5) Venus fly traps are carnivorous plants that live in the Eastern United States.
6) They have leaves with a short length of stem and they usually have a yellowish-green color.
7) Venus fly traps are most famous for their ability to trap insects.
8) Venus fly traps are native to North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.
9) They grow in wet soil or water and can be found in bogs or in the edges of streams.
10) Venus fly traps also grow on the edges of swamps where the soil is moist year-round.
11) It catches its prey by luring them with a sweet scent and then closing on the insect when they come close enough.
12) The plant grows best in wet, acidic soil and needs to be watered every 3-7 days for it to thrive.
13) It is one of the few plants that can move to catch its prey. It does this with its trigger hairs on its leaves. When anything touches these hairs, it will snap shut and trap the insect inside its mouth-like leaf parts.
14) Venus fly traps are carnivorous plants that trap insects and other small animals. The plant has a “mouth” which is lined with hairs that are sensitive to touch. When an insect gets too close, the hairs will trigger the trap to shut. The trap will then digest the animal over a period of about 10 days.
15) They grow in poor nutrient soil, which is why they developed the ability to catch insects.
16) The Venus Flytrap is the only carnivorous plant that can close its trap in less than 100 milliseconds.