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Original source: Description: The trap of a Venus fly trap, showing trigger hairs. Photo by: Noah Elhardt

Venus flytrap

The plant's common names refer to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, whereas the genus name refers to Dione. Dionaea is a monotypic genus closely related to the waterwheel plant and sundews.

Venus Flytrap distribution Synonyms * Dionaea corymbosa (Raf.) Steud. (1840) * Dionaea crinita Sol. (1990) nom.superfl. * Dionaea dentata D'Amato (1998) nom.nud. * Dionaea heterodoxa D'Amato (1998) nom.nud. * Dionaea muscicapa St.Hil. (1824) sphalm.typogr. More

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