Venus Fly Trap
- Botanical Name: Dionaea muscipula
- Common Names: Venus Fly Trap
Description: The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the US in North Carolina and South Carolina. It catches its prey—mainly insects and spiders—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.