Country of Origin: E. North Carolina to E. South Carolina, Florida
Habitat: Wet mossy areas near bogs & marshes
Description: This carnivorous plant utilizes an active steel trap mechanism. Trigger hairs on the inside lobes of the trap must be triggered twice in succession (or two different hairs on same leaf) for the traps to close. Closure of the trap occurs in about 1/30 second in full sunlight. Cool temperatures and cloudy weather will slow the trap mechanism down somewhat. The leaf perishes after capturing four insects in succession. Traps triggered by non-prey will re-open in about 24 hours.
Culture: Marginally frost hardy, grow in moist, acidic soil in full sun. Pinching out emerging flower stems and removing dead traps will encourage new traps to grow. Propagate from seed or leaf cuttings or by division in spring.
USDA Zone: 8-11
Accession # 198501413
Source: Carolina Bio Supply
Accession Date: 12-31-1985
Bench: 2310 - Temperate Carnivores
Currently: active - healthy
Qty: 16 confirmed on 09-05-2023
IUCN Red List: Species Vulnerable or Habitat Critically Threatened