Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
NCBG has been helping with pollinator work and leading its own genetics and seed conservation project. It is a recent addition to the CPC national collection and is endemic to about a 100km radius of Wilmington NC, with the majority in counties along the coasts. It has been declining range-wide and was recently petitioned for listing under ESA. In 2015, there were estimated to be fewer than 33,000 plants in the wild, all on sites owned by The Nature Conservancy, the North Carolina state government, or the US military.
The Venus flytrap is found in bogs and wet savannahs. It tolerates fire well, and depends on periodic burning to suppress its competition. It survives in wet, sandy, and peaty soils. The Venus flytrap is not a tropical plant and can tolerate mild winters. In fact, Venus flytraps that do not go through a period of winter dormancy will weaken and die after a period of time.