About Carson Trexler

I've been growing CPs since 2001. My interest with them extends from a childlike fascination through horticulture and into international law and conservation. I am delighted to contribute to the CPR project and hope you find my submissions here both interesting and useful!

Finding the rare Chapman’s Butterwort in Mississippi

By |2019-01-16T10:30:48-08:00January 16th, 2019|Musings, New discovery, News, Wild carnivorous plants|

Follow along on Aaron Calidris' bogging journey as he discovers a rare gem in Southern Mississippi: Chapman's Butterwort, Pinguicula planifolia.

The Cilia of the Venus Flytrap

By |2018-10-23T12:04:18-07:00October 23rd, 2018|Miscellaneous, Musings|

I’m going to show you the beautiful structural patterns of carnivorous plants, those parts of the plant both related and unrelated to eating things. From the shape of the cilia on Venus flytraps, to the light windows on Sarracenia, to the ribbed peristomes of Nepenthes and the overlooked stipules of sundews, there’s much for [...]

Carnivorous Plants: A Beginner’s Basic Grow Guide

By |2019-02-20T20:52:53-08:00September 10th, 2018|Cultivation|

Welcome! If you’re visiting this page, you’re new to carnivorous plants. We’ll outfit you with just the bare essentials here to get you familiar with the main groups of carnivorous plants and some basic care points – enough to keep that Venus flytrap or sundew happy and healthy while you study up on better ways [...]


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