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    So I have been looking around and can find zero information on this. There are some marshy areas around anchorage where I have found large amounts of venus fly traps. I cant find any info on them at all, have you guys found any or know anything about them?

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    Don't believe Alaska has actual Venus Fly Traps...think you're looking at one of the "Sundew" type of plant-similar in nature to Venus...

    Here's good link to Alaska Sundews:

    http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/t...genere=Drosera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Have Gun Will Travel View Post
    Don't believe Alaska has actual Venus Fly Traps...think you're looking at one of the "Sundew" type of plant-similar in nature to Venus...

    Here's good link to Alaska Sundews:

    http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/t...genere=Drosera

    Yes, that's it! You just solved a long standing mystery for me, Thank you very much!

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    Also called pitcher plants.......

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    We've got a bunch of Sundews in the swamp behind our Yentna River cabin-only reason I know about them....

    Although similar, believe that Pitcher plants are different family than our Sundews. My wife is the expert here..."Pitcher plants can be found in the large Nepenthaceae andSarraceniaceae families, the monotypic Cephalotaceae and in some members of the Bromeliaceae. The families Nepenthaceae and Sarraceniaceae are the most species-rich families of pitcher plants." (that's a notation she found somewhere?!?)

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    Same same to a fish guy......canivorous plant, native to AK (and most northern climes)

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