It might be the smallest plant with the biggest reputation in the world.

And this Hollywood star is unique to the Wilmington area.

Here’s what you need to know about the Venus’ flytrap, which Charles Darwin famously called “the most wonderful plant in the world,” and why it has decided to make the Cape Fear region its only natural home.

Where does it grow?

The carnivorous plants, which only grow naturally within roughly 75 miles of Wilmington, need high humidity and wet, sandy oil and mostly full sun. 

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