What is the scientific name of the Venus Flytrap?

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The scientific name for the venus flytrap is Dionaea muscipula.

It belongs in the kingdom Plantae, division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Droseraceae, genus Dionaea.
Dionaea Muscipula
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Where do you get Venus-flytraps?

You can get the plant at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Walgreens or a local hardware store. I recommend Lowes!

How did the Venus Flytrap get its name?

The name "Venus" refers to the Greek goddess of Love. Many people often say that love is a trap because people will do anything for it, and in this case, it is a deadly one! It is not people who are in love this time, but the poor little insects. Most Venus fly traps have a lovely, red "mouth" which ( Full Answer )

What is a Venus Flytrap?

An insectivorous plant (Dionaea muscipula) of the coastal plain of the Carolinas, having sensitive, hinged, marginally bristled, two-lobed leaf blades that close and entrap insects.. It has traps and has tiny hairs (censors) on the inside of the traps. Flies and bugs are attracted to the scent of ( Full Answer )

What kingdom does a Venus Flytrap belong to?

The Venus Flytrap belongs to the Plantae kingdom. Plantae it goes in the plant kingdom, of course. Plantea or plant still even thought it is carnivorous, technically it is still a plant. Hope this helps T.M.M :-)

What does a Venus Flytrap eat?

Flies and other flying insects supplement its nutrition from the soil on which it lives. Sometimes if there is a large Venus Flytrap it will eat a small frog or toad. The Venus Flytrap lives on soils that are poor in nutrients, and in particular nitrogen compounds, such as nitrates, that the root ( Full Answer )

Why is the Venus Flytrap called the Venus Flytrap?

The Venus Fly Trap was named after Venus, the goddess of love. It seems the namer had a cynical view of romance and felt that temptation and entrapment were part of the goddess's skills.

Do Venus Flytraps come from planet Venus?

No. Subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States inNorth Carolina and South Carolina The Venus flytrap gets the "Venus" part of its name because itsflowers are really pretty (like the goddess Venus) and are white,like the planet Venus. The plant is not from Venus. The "Flytrap"part co ( Full Answer )

Are Venus Flytraps really from Venus?

No. It a name that the plant has acquired from the Roman goddess of love. This may be because of the way the plant lures unsuspecting insects to their demise.

Do Venus Flytraps live on Venus?

The\nVenus flytrap is found natively only in North and South \nCarolina in the United States. The carnivorous adaptations of the\nVenus flytrap allow it to thrive in environments poor in nitrogen and \nphosphorus, such as bogs and wet savannahs, and survives in wet sandy \nand peaty soils. The\nV ( Full Answer )

Are there Venus Flytraps on Venus?

No. The flytrap is named for the Roman goddess of love, apparently because it uses its colorful leaves to lure insects to their doom.

What is Venus scientific name?

Planet Venus doesn't has any scientific name. (Its just Venus because its named after the Greek goddess of beauty, and gods don't have any scientific names.. :P) You can use the systematic name which is 'Sol II'. (But it is only used in fiction)

Do Venus Flytraps adapt to the environment?

It adapted to its surroundings by becoming a carnivorousness plant because where it was growing it had poor soil. It has tinny hairs and when a bug walks along its mouth it ca feel the vibrations and it will shut and not open for 2-5 days so it can digest the bug.

What kills the Venus Flytrap?

Cold climates can kill the Venus Flytrap as it likes to be kept in warm, moist conditions. Also, animals such as cats can disturb a Venus Flytrap by eating parts off it. Lastly, feeding the VF correctly is important. Remember not to give it tap water, and try to feed it live bugs.

Why does a Venus Flytrap have spikes?

The small spikes inside the "trap" of the plant are the actuator hairs, once a fly or small insect has moved these a few times the "trap" is activated and closes on the insect.

What organism does a Venus Flytrap belong to?

The Venus Flytrap is a plant known by the scientific name Dionaea muscipula. It is a carnivorous plant that will eat small insects and arachnids (spiders). It does so by sensing its prey with small hairs. When two of these are touched the plant will close on its prey.

Why are flies attracted to Venus Flytraps?

The Venus Fly Trap sweet-smelling sap to attract insects and arachnids. The Venus Fly Trap is only one of the many carnivorous plants. They have existed on this planet for thousands of years. There are more than 500 different kinds of these plants, with appetites ranging fr ( Full Answer )

What do young Venus Flytraps eat?

They will just need plenty of water and sunlight. But they do eat little small gnats that are in thier soil. .

Do Venus flytraps help others?

Yes. Many People do not like bugs flying around their homes if you are one of those people than yes.

Do Venus Flytraps use oxygen?

No, but they do make oxygen as a product of photosynthesis. Venus Flytraps work like any plant, except that they can acquire extra nutrients from bugs.

Why does a Venus Flytrap need insects?

A Venus Flytrap needs insects in order to survive like any other plant. As they typically grow in a boggy environment with few nutrients, insects are the best way for the Venus Flytrap to survive and feed on.

Where did the Venus Flytrap get its name from?

The plant's common name refers to Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Many people often say that love is a trap because people will do anything for it, and in this case, it is a deadly one! It is not people who are in love this time, but the poor little insects. Most Venus Flytraps have a lovely, r ( Full Answer )

What is the human use of the Venus Flytrap?

Humans use the Venus Flytrap to look at as an object and keep flies out of a room. The Venus flytrap is a perennial plant that traps and eats insects. It is native to the low-lying wetlands of the southeastern United States. After being harvested, the whole fresh plant is pressed to remove the liq ( Full Answer )

How does the Venus Flytrap eat?

A Venus Flytrap lures flies into one of its 'mouths' and then closes in on the fly. Afterwards, the Flytrap begins to digest the fly using special enzymes. This absorbs the fly and allows the plant to gain important nutrients for survival.

What domain does the venus flytrap belong to?

The Venus flytrap is a plant, and all plants belong to thetaxonomic domain of Eukarya. Eukarya covers all organisms in the Kingdom Plantae, as well as theKingdoms Animalia, Fungi and Protista.

Is a Venus Flytrap grown on Venus?

No , it is not grown on Venus because,The name "Venus" refers tothe goddess of Love. Many people often say that love is a trapbecause people will do anything for it, and in this case, it is adeadly one! It is not people who are in love this time, but thepoor little insects. Most Venus flytraps emit ( Full Answer )

Does the Venus Flytrap eat cheese?

The Dionaea Muscipula digestion is made to break down insects and spiders. Feeding a Venus Flytrap cheese or meat can harm the plant. Cheese and meat can begin to spoil before the plant can begin to properly digest them. You may be able to feed these foods to a Venus Flytrap but you risk making the ( Full Answer )

Do you have to water Venus Flytraps?

Yes, most definitely. They live in bogs, so in the wild they have a constant supply of water. They require mineral free water. Rainwater is great, and water passed through a reverse-osmosis unit is also fine.

Do Venus Flytraps need sun?

Yes; Venus Flytraps do need sun in order to photosynthesize. It is best if they are kept in direct sunlight for at least 3 - 4 hours a day.

Where can you get a Venus Flytrap?

They are naturally found in the Carolinas, but they can be purchased at any Tropic Plants store or nursery. You can get them at Lowe's. Just ask someone in the garden center (that works there) where the Venus Flytraps are. You can buy them at animal plant stores.

When will a Venus Flytrap open again?

A Venus Flytrap closes to digest the food it has just captured. The trap reopens once it is finished digesting its meal, waiting to catch the next unsuspecting insect. (Typically around 10 days)

How do Venus Flytraps get energy and nutrients?

They use photosynthesis, respiration and eat small insects or fliesas their habitat does not have enough nutrients for it to surviveon solely. So, the sun provides energy for the sun so it can grow.

What makes Venus Flytraps special?

The thing that makes the Venus Flytrap special is because it can eat bugs. Here are a few tips for looking after one... They need at least 8 hours of sunlight. Never give them tap water. Give them rainwater or boil the water. And never give them meat. They don't need bugs they just need s ( Full Answer )

In what environment does the Venus Flytrap live?

The Venus flytrap has been successfully transplanted and grown in many \nlocales around the world. It is found natively only in North and South \nCarolina in the United States. The carnivorous adaptations of the Venus flytrap allow it to thrive in environments poor in nitrogen and phosphorus, suc ( Full Answer )

Is the Venus Flytrap a secondary consumer?

The venus fly trap is a secondary consumer. It consumes insects. The insects eat plants and other insects. However, the venus fly trap is also a producer. It makes its own food by photosynthesis. That is why it traps and digests insects - to get the nutrients to manufacture its food, nutrients t ( Full Answer )

Why does the Venus Flytrap eat animals?

Venus flytraps eat small insects like flies. Bigger Venus flytraps may eat small animals like frogs. They do this to get nourishment that they do not get from the soil.

How is the Venus Flytrap adapted to its environment?

Carnivorous plants are adapted to particular nutrient poor environments, e.g. acidic bogs, because they gain important nutrients by capturing animals. Different carnivorous plants have different capture mechanism that are adapted to particular types of prey, with the Venus Flytrap being adapted to ( Full Answer )

Where is the Venus Flytrap located in?

Right near swamps with other carnivorous plants. It must grow in soil with poor nutrients. It is mainly located in North Carolina.

Do Venus Flytraps eat ants?

Yes, they can eat almost every insect. They can eat almost any insect including ants.

Does venus have a Venus Flytrap?

Venus has, as determined by satellite probes, a surface temperature of 800 degrees , much too hot to sustain life as we know it.

How did Venus Flytrap got its name?

Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant: Dionaea muscipula, which attract insects. Venus was a Roman goddess of love.