Stuck on a weird botanical term? Here's a glossary-like list of easily-referenced botanical terms (and accompanying imagery) that I hope guides you through your journey into the fascinating world of carnivorous plants!
True Facts: Carnivorous Plants by Ze Frank is a hilarious, surprisingly educational watch, and a reminder of just how fascinating carnivorous plants really are...
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 [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]