A Venus fly-trap, well-fed

Our young mountain bog is looking good, especially with the addition of some Selaginella late this afternoon. What caught our attention, however, was our young Venus fly trap leaf with a still-living prey item, probably a spider or maybe a Daddy-Long-Legs (look for the legs protruding from the large leaf to the left).

Previous leaves have nabbed insects and closed, but this one was quite obvious. The light wasn't good, but I think you'll get the idea.


  1. Saw it! Yikes...I would love to have a few mosquito eating plants! Is there such a thing? Gail


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