Recently, my venus flytrap has produced a lot of flowers and has managed to catch a tasty meal.
The venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is a part of the DROSERACEAE family, which originates from the subtropical wetlands in the United States. The venus fly trap is popular for its trapping mechanism. At the tip of the leaves a trap-like structure develops and inside the traps are hair-like spikes that sets the trap off. When an insect makes contact with multiple hairs in a duration of 20 seconds the trap closes. When the insect is trapped inside, continuously moving and attempts to escape from the jail-like trap, it closes tighter, thus making it impossible to escape.
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs