A Venus flytrap is a red or green plant that uses spring traps to catch its prey.
They can only be found in North and South Carolina, near the Cape Fear River.
eat ants, flies, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, and
The traps have a sweet smell that attracts insects on to a few bristles. When the insect touches the bristles, the plant closes on the insect. Then acid and enzymes melt or digest the soft parts of the insect. The plant will absorb the liquid that was made. The hard parts of the insect fall out a few days later.
It takes only a few days for a Venus flytrap to digest its prey. Afterwards, the plant is ready to catch another insect.
Their genus is Dionaea muscipula. It is related to the Waterwheel plant.