What Phylum Is the Venus Flytrap?

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is filed in the division Anthophyta, which is also known as Magnoliophyta, or commonly "flowering plants." "Division" is the botanical equivalent of the zoological classification "phylum." Plants in the Anthophyta division are called "angiosperms" and produce flowers.

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