The Cilia of the Venus Flytrap

By |2018-10-23T12:04:18-07:00October 23rd, 2018|Miscellaneous, Musings|

I’m going to show you the beautiful structural patterns of carnivorous plants, those parts of the plant both related and unrelated to eating things. From the shape of the cilia on Venus flytraps, to the light windows on Sarracenia, to the ribbed peristomes of Nepenthes and the overlooked stipules of sundews, there’s much for [...]

Carnivorous plant photography

By |2017-04-30T09:07:32-07:00April 30th, 2017|Miscellaneous|

A few folks have asked me how I photograph my carnivorous plants. My answer? Well, it sort-of depends. I use three different devices based on the type of photo I'm looking to capture. Am I trying to photograph an entire Sarracenia? Maybe just a single Venus flytrap trap? Or what about individual sundew glands? [...]

Carnivorous Plant Resource partners with Mesa Exotics

By |2017-04-12T21:22:02-07:00April 12th, 2017|Miscellaneous|

Mesa Exotics, expertly run by Mr. Don Elkins, is a carnivorous plant nursery that sells at plant shows throughout California. His primary focus is on Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) and North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia). More specifically, Don is a leading seller of Dionaea muscipula King Henry, a giant cultivar that [...]

The Beginning of Carnivorous Plant Resource

By |2018-10-18T18:29:52-07:00January 31st, 2017|Miscellaneous|

A Passion Project For The Carnivorous Plant Community: As you'd guess, we're huge fans of carnivorous plants. We've been collectively growing for almost four decades, and the wonder of these plants still captures our imaginations. The notion that a plant species would evolve highly-specialized traps to lure, ensnare, and digest prey to compensate for [...]


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