Benny wrote:Apparently there are some in Europe (introduced, obviously).
First I've heard of this! I could totally see the population on the southern coast of the UK doing well. I'm pretty skeptical of the one listed near Prague, Czech Republic. It seems pretty unlikely that Venus flytraps would survive a winter there. That observation entry was just added to the site 13 days ago and hasn't been verified:
I've heard a lot of people refer to any species of carnivorous plant as "Venus flytraps" so perhaps that is the mistake being made in this case.
Huntsmanshorn wrote:No, unfortunately I have never been the Pine Barrens in NJ. I have read about them being in NJ and the US government seems to think they are there but I do not know for sure if they are or not. Notice the use of the word "apparently".
I would suspect that there are quite a number of species of carnivorous plants that grow in that area, but I really doubt that there are any Venus flytraps that grow there year round. Perhaps they were introduced at the beginning of the growing season, but I'm pretty confident they wouldn't make it through multiple winters there. However, with the warming trends we're seeing over the last few years and with some pretty mild winters recently, I suppose it is possible!
Leave the meat for our pet plants