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."