What family does a Venus flytrap come from?

Answer Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) comes from the family, or genus, dionaea. The well-known carnivorous plant attracts more ants than flies. The trap is sprung when an insect contacts two trigger ha... Read More »

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Where did the name Venus Flytrap come from?

The name for the Venus Flytrap plant came from Arthur Dobbs, the British colonial governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765. Dobbs sent a letter to botanist Peter Collinson describing the plant ... Read More »

How big is a venus flytrap?

The carnivorous plant Venus Flytrap ranges in size and height according to environment. Flower stalks can reach 14 inches and the leaves up to 4.5 inches, including the trap of up to 1.5 inches.Sou... Read More »

How do I look after a Venus flytrap?

EnvironmentProvide a humid, moist environment for your Venus flytrap by planting it in a terrarium or glass container, an old aquarium will work well. Use a soil mixture that contains sand and spha... Read More »

What phylum is the Venus flytrap?

The Venus flytrap falls into the phylum Anthophyta. Anthophyta, the largest phylum of plants, consists of all flowering plants. The Venus flytrap is further sorted into the class Dicotyledoneae, or... Read More »