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dion·aea mus·cip·u·la

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  1. Venus's flytrap, Venus's flytraps, Dionaea muscipulanoun

    carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects


  1. dionaea muscipula

    The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids—with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves, which is triggered by tiny hairs (called "trigger hairs" or "sensitive hairs") on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap prepares to close, snapping shut only if another contact occurs within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike. Triggers may occur with a tenth of a second of contact. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value, and the plant will only begin digestion after five more stimuli to ensure it has caught a live bug worthy of consumption. Dionaea is a monotypic genus closely related to the waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa) and sundews (Drosera), all of which belong to the family Droseraceae. Although widely cultivated for sale, the population of the Venus flytrap has been rapidly declining in its native range. The species is currently under Endangered Species Act review by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


  1. dionaea muscipula

    Dionaea Muscipula, commonly known as the Venus flytrap, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands in the United States. It is recognized for its unique method of catching prey through trapping insects within its leaf structures, which close when stimulated by the waiting prey. The plant obtains nutrients from its prey due to the lack of available nutrients in its native environment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dionaea muscipula in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dionaea muscipula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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