Finally, aquatic carnivory.


The plants (viz. last night’s post) arrived today. They were all alive, though one of them was clearly unhappy.

So! One northern blue flag (Iris versicolor), a broadleaf arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia), some floating bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), and a  Venus’ flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) have joined the collection. All are native water plants except the last, which is more of a bog plant (native to the Carolinas).

Man, if they hadn’t gotten here today, or if they’d been in bad shape, I was ready to breathe fire.

Also, the bladderwort and famously the Venus’ flytrap are carnivorous plants. I’ve been fascinated by carnivorous plants since childhood…I used to have more, but one year I had to go away for a couple months and my plant sitter killed them. -_-

Anyway, it has to be admitted that people who know of the Venus’ flytrap are…

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