Venus Flytrap

Venus Flytrap

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A SPECIES OF: Venus Flytrap

BOTANICAL NAME: Dionaea Muscipula

SYMBOLISM: Natural Wisdom and Deceitful Hell

DESCRIPTION: The leaf blade is divided into two regions: a flat, heart-shaped photosynthesis-capable petiole, and a pair of terminal lobes hinged at the midrib. The edges of the lobes are fringed by stiff hair-like protrusions or cilia. The venus flytrap exhibits variations in petiole shape and length and whether the leaf lies flat on the ground or extends up at an angle of about 40 to 60 degrees. 

NAME STORY: Venus Flytrap: This plant catches its prey such as cheifly insects and arachnids with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of the plant's leaves, which is triggered by tiny hairs on the inner surfaces. Its common name refers to Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Hence, it is called Venus Flytrap. 

INTERESTING FACTS: The venus flytrap is a very interesting insectivorous plant. Its stem is very short and has shellfish-like trap at the top of the leaf that secretes honey. When a bug comes in, it can trap it at a very fast speed, and digest and absorb it.