|A trap of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)|
|Native distribution of this species|
|Multiple views, including the flowers|
The Venus fly trap is a prized plant for cultivation due to its interesting shape, color, and behavior. Unfortunately, it has proven to be such a popular plant and so many have been collected that they actually became endangered. Currently, according to the IUCN Red List, the plant is Vulnerable.The major threat continues to be the illegal collection of these plants.
Here's a video of this unusual plant (and other carnivorous plants), narrated by the ever-great David Attenborough:
Source is the Botanical Society of America and the ARKive. Images are from Wikimedia Commons and are either under Creative Commons licenses or are copyright free: one, two, three.