I have heard for years that the Venus Fly Trap occurs in my area and the periphery of the Chesapeake Bay. I assumed that there were only small isolated pockets of such areas because I had never seen any plants in the wild. Now that I am more interested in getting to the heart of the matter, I find that the literature I have consulted indicate that the plants are only naturally occurring in N.C. and S.C. on islands that are ideal in soil content and conditions (including naturally occuring fires that provide non-competetive areas for the VFT). So what am I dealing with here? These are either incorrect annecdotal evidence or perhaps the plant has been introduced in some areas. A third possibility is that Dionaea occurs here. I have emailed the President of Blackwater Wildlife Refuge who tells me that they are found here. I have now asked him specifically where the locations are and hope to photograph the plants and the environment. I await his response.
Any comments on this?