The Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, is a fascinating plant. I’ve kept one as a pot plant in the past, but was excited to see numerous specimens on display in Kew Gardens. Venus Flytraps have between four and seven leaves. If you can count more than seven leaves, it’s a colony and not a plant.

The name Venus Flytrap is named after Venus, as the men who described it saw a resemblance to human female genitalia. Learned gentlemen naturalists or sniggering schoolboys? You decide. It also gained the name Tipitiwitchet, which means… you guessed it, I don’t need to say it again.

Personally, I think all eyelashes should look like this:

Kew Gardens - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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