The Ohio Carnivorous Plant Society is an organization of people interested in the study, discussion, cultivation, and conservation of carnivorous plants. We are just getting started, but our goals are to work on conservation of Ohio’s native carnivorous plants, organize trips to Ohio’s preserved bog and fen habitat, foster a community of horticulturalists, amateurs, and enthusiasts who can share cultivation tips and trade specimens, and educate the public on the unique flora that shares our state.
The OHCPS was founded in March 2010 and held its first meeting on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Future meetings are being organized now. Membership is only $5 annually.
The carnivorous flora of Ohio includes two sundew species (Drosera rotundifolia and D. intermedia), the Northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), and a handful of bladderworts (Utricularia species). Nearly 100 years ago, the plants in Ohio known and suspected to be carnivorous were summarized by Amy Williams in The Ohio Naturalist (pdf), but specimens from Ohio have been housed in herbaria since the mid 19th century. To learn more about Ohio’s carnivorous plants, take a day trip to one of the many carnivorous plant habitats in Ohio, some public and others that require a permit, or contact us to join.
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