The Garden Thyme Podcast

S2:10 Carnivorous plants

October 07, 2021 The Garden Thyme Podcast Season 2 Episode 10
The Garden Thyme Podcast
S2:10 Carnivorous plants
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Hello Listener, 

In this episode, we keep with our October tradition of talking about spooky plants by chatting all about carnivorous plants! Carnivorous plants are predatory flowering plants that kill animals, primarily insects, to derive nutrition from their bodies.   Fun fact: Did you know that there are 19 different species of carnivorous plants found in Maryland. This episode covers the famous Venus flytraps (~2:57 ), native pitcher plants (~9:17), bladderworts(~15:28 ), and and the cutest of all carnivorous plants, the sundew (~19:54 ). 

Maryland Biodiversity project:  

We also have our: 

  • Native Plant of the Month (Wax myrtle) at  ~23:41
  • Bug of the Month ( American Burying Beetle)  at ~ 27:54
  • Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 33:30
We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips. 

 If you have any garden-related questions please email us at or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at 

 The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).

Theme Song:  By Jason Inc

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Venus flytraps
Pitcher plants
Native Plant of the Month - Wax myrtle
Bug of the Month - American Burying Beetle
Garden Tips of the Month