The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. and the Friends of Plant Conservation (FoPC) are teaming up to offer a new North Carolina license plate featuring the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula).
The Venus flytrap is internationally-known, but only found naturally in a 90-square-mile area around Wilmington, NC. Called the most wonderful plant in the world by Charles Darwin, these insect eating plants are losing their foothold in the region due to habitat loss and poaching. The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) and FoPC are involved in work to help the flytraps, including genetic research, prescribed fires, land conservation, and more.
Proceeds from the sale of these plates will be used to support plant conservation education and research throughout the state of North Carolina with a special emphasis on Venus flytraps.
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