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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — The Venus flytrap, one of only six carnivorous plants native to the United States and one that has special significance to Craven County, gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly.

It would make poaching the flytrap, a plant that catches and digests small insects and is native to parts of Eastern North Carolina, a class H felony as of Dec. 1. Flytraps exist in parts of the Croatan National Forest.

It is already a misdemeanor to take the plant, which the North Carolina History Project’s encyclopedia says now number as few as 35,000 left in their natural habitat.

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