Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap)

Creator

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

Historical Brendel Plant Models, Botany Department, University of Otago

Publisher

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Abstract

Carnivorous plants evolved their meat-eating habits to cope in areas with poor soil conditions as a means to obtain essential nutrients. The Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is native to the wetlands on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The inside of the ‘trap’ is covered in tiny hairs which are triggered into action when an insect lands upon them.

Files

botanical model (2).jpg

Citation

Robert Brendel, “Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 21, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8676.