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“A very curious and interesting genus of plants of the natural order Droseraceae, having a 5-partite calyx, 5 petals, 10-20 stamens, and one style, with 5 closely united stigmata. Only one species is known, Dionaea muscipula, sometimes called Venus’s Fly-trap and the Carolina Catchfly Plant.” — Chambers’ Encyclopedia, 1875


Chambers's Encyclopedia (Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1875)


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