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Law Strengthened to Protect Rare Venus's Flytrap

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The Venus's Flytrap is a very rare, insect-eating plant that grows only in a 50-to-75 mile radius of Wilmington. Habitat destruction and intense poaching threaten its survival. On June 1, 2001, the law protecting the plant was strengthened. Minimum fines are now $100 with a maximum of $500 for convicted first offenders. For repeat offenders, the fine can reach $1,000.