I have contacted a place that has Venus Fly Traps for sale. They said that they where a "Species". What does that mean exactly? Does that mean it is an unnamed Typical? Or does it mean it is the type that grows in the wild? Or some other answer?
If anyone can answer this question for me that would be awesome!
Dionaea muscipula or Venus's flytrap is a species. There is only one "member", the well know typical venus flytrap that grows in the wild and is produced by nurseries also known by some as typical. The non typical plants, that is the misformed plants by shape, size or color that occur in the wild as well as in cultivation (sometimes with a little chemical help), that pass their "strangenes" on to their ofspring can be named a cultivar if somebody takes the trouble of following the rules about publication etc. That gives them a legal additional name, but it is still the same species even if that is sometimes hard to believe if you see what people grown on.