Carnivorous plants – The Garden Thyme Podcast

Dwarf sundew

In this episode, we keep with our October tradition of talking about spooky plants by chatting all about carnivorous plants! Carnivorous plants are predatory flowering plants that kill animals, primarily insects, to derive nutrition from their bodies.  Fun fact: Did you know that there are 19 different species of carnivorous plants found in Maryland. In this episode we cover the famous Venus flytraps, our native pitcher plants, aquatic bladderworts, and the cutest of all carnivorous plants, the dwarf sundew.

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Main article photo credit: Photo of dwarf sundew (Drosera brevifolia) by Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org.

Photo of yellow pitcher plants (Sarracenia flava) by James Henderson, Golden Delight Honey, Bugwood.org

We also have our native plant of the month (Wax myrtle) at ~23:41, bug of the month ( American Burying Beetle)  at ~ 27:54 and garden tips of the month at ~ 33:30.

Photo: Adult American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) by Doug Backlund, SD Game, Fish & Parks

We hope you enjoyed this month’s episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.  The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). Theme Song:  By Jason Inc

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