Name: Roaming Flytrap Nomas Muscipula
Description: Similar in appearance to Dionaea Muscipula (Venus Flytrap), the roaming flytrap has four to seven stems from a central shoot. Each stem has two to three fleshy leaves, and end with the distinctive hinged lobes that it uses to catch and digest insects.
Nomas also has four bulbs underneath that it uses as appendages to move itself to new places. It is from these bulbs that roots emerge to supply water and nutrients to the plant.
More pictures below!
Notes: The roaming flytrap is native to the swamps of east coast of the U.S, preferring a mild to tropical climate. It is believed to be an evolved descendant of the stationary Dionaea Muscipula, theoretically the result of water shortages and exposure to occult energy during the nightwarp in 1742.
This particular specimen is ten years old- I planted it when I was 12, and it’s lived on my desk ever since. I think he might sprout a fifth stem next year!
(He’s called Diggory, by the way. In case anyone was wondering.)
Entry Compiled By: Keeley Claremont
(No Snails were harmed in the making of this entry.)