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By Carrie Knutson
NDSU Extension Agent, Grand Forks Co. 

Dakota Gardener: Carnivorous plants


April 10, 2023

While Venus fly trap plants can use photosynthesis to produce food, they rely on trapping insects to supplement their nutrients. (NDSU photo)

My daughter received a Venus fly trap plant for her birthday. I won't say who gave it to her, but you can probably guess. Right away we had to research how to care for the plant. The gift giver really should have done her homework first. Work will be needed to ensure the plant survives in our indoor environment.

Venus fly trap plants are carnivorous plants. Carnivorous plants are unique because...

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