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The trap of a Venus fly trap, showing trigger hairs.

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Carnivorous plants. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or add your name to the participant list below.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.


This project is meant to provide a home for all work being done on Wikipedia articles related to Carnivorous plants.

In particular, this project aims to build quality pages on every family, genus, and species (eventually). Please see the list of carnivorous plant species and genera.


  • NoahElhardt - Working through various genus and species level articles whenever I find time.
  • Rkitko - I have focused on plants that are protocarnivorous or suspected of carnivory, such as Stylidium. I will continue to focus in that area and contribute elsewhere where possible.
  • NepGrower - Focusing on Nepenthes, of course. :)
  • Veledan — I intend to finish editing down and adding my new material to Bladderwort, then I'll offer assistance on the project to whatever article we're working on at the time
  • Denisoliver In the German Wikipedia I started in 2004 working on CPs, meanwhile there exist more than 120 articles on them (check current count here), most articles on genera and some about species are FA/GA now.
  • JeremiahsCPs - I added lots of Nepenthes species photos -Jeremiah- CCPS
  • Yummifruitbat - I'll clean up and add detail to as many articles as time permits.
  • Petr Dlouhý - I made SVG distribution maps of CP familys and other on Commons. See Commons:User:Petr Dlouhý
  • Panama01 In the German Wikipedia I am focussed some Drosera, Nepenthes, Pinguicula and of the Sarracenia.
  • Flytrap_canada - I focus on nepenthes and sarracenia; will provide habitat photos wherever possible.
  • Fly_traper i do not have a perticular genus i focus on.
  • Kotare: I intend to add information on New Zealand species of CP's - ( Utricularia and Drosera )
  • KeresH: I live in Tasmania and have at least one species of sundew on my property. I'm primarily intending to contribute photos of plants - as I find them in my travels.
  • Arioss - I added some of Nepenthes photos, especially cultivated ones.
  • Plantphotographer - I'm new to wikipedia work, but know CPs well and should be able to expand entries, especially in the Utricularia descriptions.
  • User:llamadog903 - I love CPs and will help out in pretty much anywhere.
  • User:SunDragon34 - I'm in. I just like CPs and hope to make the CP articles better.
  • Nepenethutis - CP fanatic and I cultivate them.
  • Jonoaf - Primarily focusing on Sarracenia, Weekend volunteer at Meadowview Biological Research Station.
  • Agentrdy
  • Nepenthologist - I live in MA and focus on Nepenthes, but grow all kinds of CP's.
  • Esone
  • Mpaddock12--Mpaddock12 (talk) 18:36, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Mikepellerin - I can help out anywhere.
  • Nightphoenix90
  • Jack O'Neill (talk) - Count me in!
  • Sarr Cat (talk) 01:53, 26 November 2014 (UTC) - Guess what "Sarr" in my username stands for! (Here's a hint!)
  • DevOhm - I'm all about sundews. Currently working on filling out subg. Bryastrum.
  • Thefriendlyvan - Undergrad going into botany. I LOVE Nepenthes and Cephalotus, but carnivorous plant research in general is fascinating to me. Hoping to help with Nepenthes, but will do assorted research and information work wherever its needed.

Article alerts[edit]

This is a report on articles currently subject to a formal discussion. The listings may include nominations and reviews of feature or good articles, move requests, requests for comment, deletion discussions, etc.

No Article alerts at this time.

New pages[edit]

This is a section where newly finished pages can be listed. This will allow for proofreading and review from other members, as well as recognition for hard work! This is meant mainly for the English WP, but feel free to post links to new other-language carnivorous plant pages here as well. That will help facilitate translation work.

  • Archive of new pages list

Recently expanded pages[edit]

Article status and assessment[edit]

This section displays the current status of assessed carnivorous plant articles within this WikiProject. For details on the assessment and "class" and "importance" scales, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Carnivorous plants/Assessment. For details on using the parameters within the {{Carnivorous Plants}} template for talk pages, see the instructions on the template's page or Wikipedia:WikiProject Carnivorous plants/Project banner. For browsing purposes, see Category:Carnivorous plant articles by quality and Category:Carnivorous plant articles by importance. Browse the subcategories (especially the "Unassessed class" and "Unassessed-importance" categories to help assess our articles!).

See also:

Featured article[edit]

Featured article


Drosera regia, commonly known as the king sundew, is a carnivorous plant in the sundew genus Drosera and is endemic to a single valley in South Africa. The genus name Drosera comes from the Greek word droseros, meaning "dew-covered". The specific epithet regia is derived from the Latin for "royal", a reference to the "striking appearance" of the species. Individual leaves can reach 70 cm (28 in) in length. It has many unusual relict characteristics not found in most other Drosera species, including woody rhizomes, operculate pollen, and the lack of circinate vernation in scape growth. All of these factors, combined with molecular data from phylogenetic analysis, contribute to the evidence that D. regia possesses some of the most ancient characteristics within the genus. Some of these are shared with the related Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), which suggests a close evolutionary relationship. read on...


The following are merely suggestions of how a page could be structured. Feel free to include what you like and move things about as you creat/edit pages.

  • Taxobox
  • Introduction
  • Description of plant characteristics. Include morphology, method of carnivory, flowers, size, etc.
  • Distribution and Habitat
  • Taxonomy and/or botanical history - include relationship to subtaxa, or closely related sister species.
  • Cultivation
  • References, further reading, and links

Important: Citing sources is important. Please cite specific sources whenever you can. Footnotes are a great way to do this.

Hierarchy definition[edit]




Eventual goal is to have at least one representative photo for every page. If possible, please upload new photos into the commons so that they can be used by others (ex. other language wikipedias)

International issues[edit]

As carnivorous plants are a field of special interest, international cooperation can be of use. For example, there have already been translations from the German to the English Wikipedia and the other way round (Nepenthes rajah, Pinguicula, Drosera pedicellaris, Drosera etc.). International cooperation might fasten the production of new articles or reworking current articles through teamwork in parallel writing, exchange of literature and help in translating.

Cooperational offers from the German Wikipedia[edit]

User: de:Benutzer:Denisoliver

To finish the description of all CP-genus' by featured articles, the following articles need to be reworked in the German WP:

Maybe somebody is interested in parallelizing efforts on any of these articles?

The rest of this discussion was moved to the talk page

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Project template to be placed on the article's talk page: {{Carnivorous Plants}}

Invite template[edit]

Venus Flytrap showing trigger hairs.jpg Hello, WikiProject Carnivorous plants and thank you for your contributions on articles related to Carnivorous plants. I'd like to invite you to become a part of WikiProject Carnivorous plants, a WikiProject aiming to improve coverage of carnivorous plants and related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help out and participate, please visit the project page for more information. Thanks! Rkitko 22:44, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Another template, this one can be added to the user talk page of anyone who contributes to a carnivorous plant article, encouraging them to join our team. To add it to a user's talk page, use the following text: {{subst:inviteCP}}

--Rkitko 22:44, 28 January 2007 (UTC)


I created a userbox for this project. To add it to your userpage, just use the following text: {{User WikiProject CP}}

Feel free to fiddle with the color and/or photo that's used in the userbox! --Rkitko 07:39, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

I made one, too. To add this to your userpage, use the text {{User WPCP}}

If you want to improve it, go right ahead! SunDragon34 (talk) 05:52, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

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This user is a member of
WikiProject Carnivorous plants.

And I have made one as well! I simply didn't like the others... feel free to ad this to your own user page with {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Carnivorous plants/userbox}}

Sarr Cat (talk) 01:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)


Darwin, C. Insectivorous plants. New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1875 (First published London, John Murray, 1875).]


There is currently no collaboration in progress. Please nominate a page for collaboration.

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