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Venus Flytrap

Hungry, Hungry Houseplants

February 18, 2020 | Jameson Coopman
Few plants have garnered the interest of the home horticulturist as much as the charismatic Venus flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula ). We horticulturists here at Denver Botanic Gardens are no exception, and that is one reason why we have these hungry, hungry houseplants growing in our tissue culture lab...Learn more
Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) with traps open awaiting insects

Plant Predators: Active Traps

October 18, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
As Halloween draws near, it seems fitting to highlight a group of bloodthirsty plants that lure, capture and devour insects (and sometimes even small mammals) in order to survive in the nutrient-poor soils of their native habitats. These carnivorous plants can be found growing around the world. The...Learn more
Darwin's Garden

Darwin's Garden

August 21, 2009 | Panayoti Kelaidis
We think of gardens as a kind of craft or art, aesthetic objects designed for pleasure, contemplation or perhaps for the stimulation of the senses. It could also be argued that the garden is a laboratory where the gardener grapples with chemistry, ecology and the complex workings of biology. After...Learn more