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Venus'-fly-trap leaf, showing trigger hairs

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Title:
Venus'-fly-trap leaf, showing trigger hairs
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Flowers
Venus's flytrap
Original Format:
Lantern slide; Black-and-white slides
Extent:
3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021059
Photographer:
Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- more info on Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- 
Created Date:
to
Description:
Venus'-fly-trap leaf, showing trigger hairs. North Carolina Rare Species status/Special Concern/United States Special Concern. Southeastern North Carolina endemic, increasingly rare due to poaching and habitat destruction. Original label on slide: Hairs on leaf of Venus Flytrap; From Natural Gardens (page 340): "Perennial with flowering stalk 4-12 in. high, bearing the white flowers in an umbel at the apex; flower 5-parted except stamens which are commonly 10 in number, sometimes more; petals delicately veined : the bristle-fringed leaf-blades, marvelously modified into an efficient insect trap, the petioles merely being expanded into flat leaf-like organs. For a fuller account see descriptive chapter on the savannahs. In sandy bogs, eastern. Early summer."
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Lantern slides
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells