Thursday, November 17, 2011

Learn Something New Every Day: Venus Flytrap Edition

The Venus Flytrap's Lethal Allure | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine

Venus flytraps’ considerable eccentricities have confined them to a 100-mile-long sliver of habitat: the wet pine savannas of northern South Carolina and southern North Carolina. They grow only on the edges of Carolina bays and in a few other coastal wetland ecosystems where sandy, nutrient-poor soil abruptly changes from wet to dry and there’s plenty of sunlight. Fewer than 150,000 plants live in the wild in roughly 100 known sites, according to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Via Lost in Trees 
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