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The Florida flytrap mystery is solved

Jim Miller

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 48(3):135
Published 31 July 2019

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For many years, there has been much speculation as to how colonies of Dionaea muscipula — the Venus' Flytrap — appeared in the Florida Panhandle in Liberty County. Theories ranged from seed stuck to the feet of migrating birds to a former seller of 'three bulbs for a dollar' flytraps planting them as a backup in case populations ran low in the Carolinas. Some even suggested they had been here all along, just undiscovered until more people began venturing into bogs and savannas in search of carnivorous plants.

At last we have the answer, and it is none of the above.

Keywords: Florida, flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Article Citation

Jim Miller. 2019. The Florida flytrap mystery is solved. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 48(3):135.

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