Welcome to TF!
Welcome to TF!
Nice to be here,
On my way home from I found a half dead Fly Trap on the side of the road,,,brought it home and am bringing it back to life...and gave it a drink of water.
People throw flytraps on the road where you live? Could you explain in a little more detail how you found it..what condition it was in...
You gave a wonderful explanation on the SASE, and on my policies, LOL! I see two minor errors, but basically well said
Anyway, I encourage people to try drosera seed. You wind up with more plants than you could want (usually), feel proud of growing them from seed, and gain valuable experience...all in a relatively short time frame.
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It look like he hails from North Carolna, just looking at the profile name. Maybe he's from Wilimngon?
Brian here,,well on the way hame from work I was driving and looked down at a stop sign and found this little FVT,,,the soil was bone dry....but the trap was still alive,,,about to die,,,here are a few pic after bringing back from the dead...and a few pic's of my plants....thanks to the site I have a few new plants coming in the mail.
this one had very tall leaves but got to tall and fell over,then died....but new ones are on the way
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O and I am in Asheville nc
Uh-oh, Brian. Looks like you've committed a faux pas here. More than a faux pas, really -- flytraps are not to be dug up. Without consent of the landowner, it's not legal.
What's important is that you learn from your mistake here. Plants should be left in their natural habitat, even if they look ratty. In fact, the plant you pictured looks like it was doing just peachy. It's normal for older traps to die (they get replaced). There is some moral gray-area if a piece of land is slated for development and the plants are doomed to be paved over (so to speak,) but in general, plants should be left where they are.
I'd like to join everyone else in welcoming you to the forum. I understand that you thought you were doing the right thing by taking that plant, and I hope that you understand (and will come to appreciate by spending time on this forum) why conservation and these protection laws are so important.
no I did not dig up this VFT,,it was in the little black pot along with what looked like to be other house hold good from where some one hand moved out of a house...I know better then to dig up CP plants.