Common Name:Venus flytrap
Genus & Species:Dionaea muscipula
Family Characteristics:Carnivorous plant
Identifying Traits of the Species:It bears a cluster of small, white blossoms at the top of the flower stalk. The blossoms rise from a tuft of oddly shaped leaves. The leaves have two parts-a lower bladelike portion and an upper part with two lobes hinged to a rib. The surface of each lobe has three sensitive hairs, and the edges of each lobe are fringed with sharp bristles.
Type of Habitat:They grow well in acidic, boggy areas.
Average Plant Size:One foot.
Type of Flower and Fruit:Small white blossoms at the top of the flower stalk.
Season in which the Plant Flowers:It flowers in the spring time.
Special Importance to Man or Animal:Helps keep bug population down.