The remaining number of insect-eating Venus flytraps is less than 5 percent of its natural abundance, but it could win the protection of federal law. The plant grows wild only in the Carolinas.
The remaining number of insect-eating Venus flytraps is less than 5 percent of its natural abundance, but it could win the protection of federal law. The plant grows wild only in the Carolinas. File photo
The remaining number of insect-eating Venus flytraps is less than 5 percent of its natural abundance, but it could win the protection of federal law. The plant grows wild only in the Carolinas. File photo

N.C.'s insect-gobbling Venus flytrap is at the brink of extinction. Help might be on the way.

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM