Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/28/2014


Photo taken on July 18, 2014


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Venus Flytrap flower

Venus Flytrap flower
I'm still kicking myself that I didn't try and get a better photo than this, of a very small, delicate flower belonging to the carnivorous Venus Flytrap. This was a plant that I bought recently, one of 3 or 4 that I had bought over the last few years. This was the first time that a flower had grown and it was fascinating to see, growing on a very long, thin stem. I didn't get round to taking more photos and two days ago, I noticed that the flower had died. Previously posted photo of an amazing leaf tip in comment box below.

David Attenborough looks at how this well known carnivorous plant captures its prey. This short video is from the BBC.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktIGVtKdgwo

"The flower has to be high above the leaves so insects pollinating the flowers do not get trapped in the leaves. Each flower produces very tiny seeds. They are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. If you pinch the flowers off, the leaves will grow more vigorously since growing flowers takes a lot of energy from the plant." From botany.org.

botany.org/bsa/misc/carn.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_flytrap

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