I have read that Worldwide, the Venus' fly-trap is only native within a 100-mile radius of Wilmington, N.C. As other CP's (Sarrs and Dews) range is a lot broader, and all these plants grow quite well experiencing identical conditions (as VFT's do) in many cultivated situations, does anyone have any theories as to why the range of VFT's natural growth has remained so small compared to that of other CP's?
Is it thought to be a more recent species that hasn't had as much time to spread, or is there something about it's environment that prevents it from growing naturally in other areas? Seems to me that I have heard that plants introduced into other areas have done well, and if so then why has it not expanded its range as the Dews and Sarrs have?
With winter approaching and there being a bit less to do "plant tending"-wise, these are the thoughts I begin to contemplate!
I already know that growing them from seed sometimes requires the patience and dedication of a Centenarian, however I am interested in some unusual and typical VFT seed to work with, if anyone has a worthwhile quantity to trade, or otherwise. (PM me if you do.)
Like many other CP's, it is sad to know that their habitat is so small and limited, and yet still being destroyed! If things continue as they are, it will be up to people like us to find a solution. And as has been suggested at times, that solution may lie beyond normal conservation efforts, protection, and preservation of a few small habitats, if the threatened species are to survive.