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The Average Size of the Venus Fly Trap

By Lizz Shepherd ; Updated September 21, 2017
Flies are a favorite food of the Venus fly trap.
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A Venus fly trap is a carnivorous plant that consumes insects. It reaches a height of about 5 to 6 inches and a width of about 6 to 8 inches. It produces a 12-inch flower stalk once each year that blooms with white flowers.