Why do venus flytraps need meat?

Answer The Venus flytrap, native to the bogs of North and South Carolina, is a carnivorous plant and needs meat to survive. Though it is best known for its trap-shaped leaves, it also produces a white flo... Read More »

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What do venus flytraps eat?

Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that eat small insects. The plant shuts its trap when it detects repeated movement on its leaves. Venus flytraps are native to North and South Carolina, and al... Read More »

Can Venus flytraps eat?

Yes, Venus flytraps can "eat" living things and are considered a carnivorous plant, according to the Botanical Society of America. They typically just eat flies, but they also get nutrients from th... Read More »

Where do Venus flytraps grow?

According to Wayne Armstrong, professor of life sciences at Palomar College, the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) grows on a narrow strip of the coast in North Carolina and South Carolina. This ca... Read More »

How do Venus flytraps reproduce?

The Venus flytrap is indigenous to tropical regions that are warm and moist but have poor soil. Because of the lack of soil-based nutrition, plants trap insects to gain additional nutrients. The Ve... Read More »