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What Phylum Is the Venus Flytrap?

By Hepzibah Flurge ; Updated September 21, 2017

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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Hepzibah Flurge has been writing professionally since 2008. She is a horticulturist and her work appears on various websites and assorted gardening blogs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in horticulture.