The United States Botanical Gardens (located in Washington DC a stone's throw from the Capitol Building) is having a major carnivorous plant show from now until September. Tons of CPs on display, along with the following:
If the allure of live meat-eating plants is not enough, four larger-than-life sculptures provide a bugs-eye perspective of four carnivorous plants:
The 10-feet-tall Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes) invites visitors to step inside to imagine the fate of an unlucky insect.
Seven North American Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia) sculptures reach heights of 15 feet and their brilliant color is illuminated from within.
The 9-feet-tall Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) sculpture replicates the closing of the “trap” through the use of hydraulics.
The Sundew (Drosera) comes to life as fiber optics illuminate more than 500 hundred of the sculpture’s tentacles.