General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Plant Height: 4 inches to 6 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Carnivorous
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Venus Flytrap

Photo Gallery
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: April 2, 2021
A closeup showing the fine texture on the inside of a mature trap
Location: Almere Jungle
Date: 2022-08-11
Location: North Carolina (Triad), US

Photo by Leo Michels
Location: North Carolina (Triad), US
Date: 2009-10-30
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-29
Location: San Francisco, CA - Conservatory of Flowers
Date: 2014-05-23
lunch time!
Location: San Francisco, CA - Conservatory of Flowers
Date: 2014-06-17
a bad place for bugs
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: May 23, 2020
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-08-30

Date: c.1872
illustration from 'The Garden', 1872
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: 2014-01-13
Location: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Date: 2022-03-26
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht
Location: Fairfax VA | February 2023
Apparently, this is 2 years old, just never fed
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Teeny weeny
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date: 2020-04-14
Young Venus Flytrap found growing beside larger mother plant (rep

photo credit: Calyponte
Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date: February 28, 2023
Venus's flytrap #391 (endangered species);  RAB page 518, 93-1-1;

Date: 2019-03-11
Location: Barcelona, Spain |April, 2023 (uploaded. This image is much older)
Date: 2023-04-03

Date: 2018-08-04
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht
Date: 2017-09-24
Location: Used with permission from Carnivorous Greenhouse. Plants for sale: https://carnivorousgreenhouse.com/
Venus Flytrap 'Jaws' x 'Petite Dragon'
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-05-27
In the "Savage Garden" exhibit at MOSI.
Location: indoors Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2023-02-07
Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) with flower stem forming.
Location: Fairfax, VA | January 2023
Date: 2023-01-05
Location: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Date: 2022-03-26
Location: North Carolina (Triad), US

Date: 2018-04-11
Location: Used with permission from Carnivorous Greenhouse. Plants for sale: https://carnivorousgreenhouse.com/
Venus Flytrap 'Petite Dragon' x 'Petite Dragon'
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-19
Location: New York Botanical Garden
Date: June 2017

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Used with permission from Carnivorous Greenhouse. Plants for sale: https://carnivorousgreenhouse.com/
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-21
Venus Fly Trap 008

Photo by Leo Michels
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2014-07-21
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-03-06
In the "Savage Garden" exhibit at MOSI.

photo credit: Rosťa Kracík

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: South Florida
Date: January 2012
Venus Fly Trap

photo credit: Rossand, http://swiat-owadozernych.pl
Photo by robertduval14

photo credit: CostaPPPR
Photo by chaosatlanta
Photo by NikkiGerena

Small ant caught in the trap
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Hampton Court, England!
Date: 2011-11-09
Venus fly trap in flower!

Date: 2018-09-16
Even the tiniest ones are taking part in the work
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-04-12

Date: 2011-04-03

Date: 2015-09-17
Location: Montreal, Canada
Date: 2014-01-13
Location: Montreal, Canada
Location: Montreal, Canada
Location: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Date: 2022-03-26

Date: 2017-10-13
Photo by NikkiGerena
Photo by NikkiGerena
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2013-10-23
Photo by ljones26
Location: 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: 2012-03-06
terrarium colony
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-02-21
In the "Savage Garden" exhibit at MOSI.
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-02-21
In the "Savage Garden" exhibit at MOSI.
Photo by Maiden
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Comments:
  • Posted by MamaIve12 (Florida - Zone 10b) on Jul 26, 2012 8:48 AM concerning plant:
    If provided with the right conditions, Venus Fly traps are pretty easy to keep happy. They like their roots wet, high humidity, full sunlight, and sphagnum moss that doesn't have fertilizer in it. Fertilizers will kill this plant.
Plant Events from our members
NikkiGerena On May 2, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Both traps with ants opened. Neither ant was digested.
NikkiGerena On April 26, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Large trap caught a small ant
NikkiGerena On April 24, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Small trap caught a small ant
NikkiGerena On April 24, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Large trap caught a caterpillar
WebTucker On February 28, 2023 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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It's so tiny! by lovesblooms Jan 1, 2016 10:20 AM 1
Captured by wildflowers Mar 6, 2016 9:56 AM 0
Venus flytrap by Rhino56 Feb 1, 2020 5:23 AM 0
Untitled by HannahsGarden Apr 9, 2021 2:37 PM 0

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