Dedicated Exclusively to Carnivorous Plants
Kenneth E. Nelson Carnivorous Plant House
The Kenneth E. Nelson Carnivorous Plant House is home to meat-eating plants of all shapes and sizes, from around the globe. The most familiar is the Venus flytrap. Other carnivores on display include colorful pitcher plants, sundews and butterworts.
Carnivorous Plant House
The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to the wetlands of the southeastern United States. Its iconic, hinged leaves snap shut to capture insects, a unique adaptation to nutrient-poor soil. The plant’s allure lies in its blend of botanical beauty and predatory efficiency.
The Carnivorous Plant House is home to pitcher plants of all shapes and sizes whose trapping mechanism is a cavity filled with liquid, which breaks down prey once it falls into the crevasse.