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Beauty in Unexpected Places

I have a fascination with the Venus Flytrap. While there are a number of carnivorous plants, most trap bugs by being sticky or having a shape that provides an entry without an exit. The Venus Fly Trap, on the other hand has adapted its leaves to attract insects and the end of the leaves have taken a shape that is actually a trap. When an insect touches trigger hairs inside the trap, the trap snaps shut, with the insect now relegated to the role of dinner.

Giving it a feminine name, much less the name of a goddess, just adds to the appeal.

But even plants of such exotic nature have their own unique beauty, as seen in the delicate white flowers of the flytrap.


Venus’s Flowers