Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Where to buy Venus Fly Traps?

I live in Corona, NY. Where can I buy Venus fly traps?

The botanical name for Venus flytraps is Dionaea muscipula. They are a carnivorous plant native to the coastline of the Carolinas, and they reproduce and spread by rhizome, or underground stem.

I am not familiar with garden centers near Corona, NY, but I have seen the plants for sale at the garden shop at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as well as the Shop in the Garden up at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Also, if you purchase from the internet, there is a great website called http://www.hirts.com/ and they sell a number of native carnivorous plants. You might find that it also helps to do internet searches for other retailers if you search under the botanical name, Dionaea muscipula.

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