Hi Nathan!

Fri, 12 Aug 1994 13:08:45 -0500 (EST)

Hello Nathan, welcome to the list! Don't be daunted by the
use of latin names, its really the only way for this broad
a group to distinguish between plants that have only general
common names. A basic key to what folks are talking about is

_Dionea_ = Venus Fly Trap
_Drosera_ = Sundews
_Sarracenia_ = North American Pitcher Plants
_Heliamphora_ = South American Pitcher Plants (Sun Pitchers)
_Nepenthes_ = Tropical Pitcher Plants
_Pinguicula_ = Butterworts
_Utricularia_= Bladderworts

Some heavy duty taxonomy does get discussed here, and people
have considered taking the discussions private, but I for one
learn by osmosis :-).

I wonder if your fly trap didn't die from lack of water rather than
tap water. I've never heard of bad water killing that fast. Chlorine
is bad for plants so let the water stand (open) for 24 hrs. I think
your bog is still a possibility. A few questions though. How large
is the pond? What's its water supply? What's your climate like?
Could the bog be built on the pond edge to share this water supply?

Anyway, welcome again and take care!

Jeff in NC

P.S. Have you looked at the list archives yet?