A Fractal ASrt version of the insect eating plant, Venus Fly Trap... If your have ever seen a Venus Flytrap plan, you will probably be instantly reminded of it when you look at this fractal piece, and easily imagine an unweary fly being trapped in it's jaws! Venus flytraps hold our fascination for being one amongst the small group of plants that is capable of rapid movement. A marvel of nature, the extraordinary method it uses to trap its prey seems to be nature's equivalent of sensor technology. Venus flytrap is also known by the scientific name Dionaea muscipula. It is a small plant with four to seven leaves that grow from a short subterranean stem. The stems usually reach the maximum size of between 3 to 10 centimeters. When the plant matures, it may produce flowers on a single tall stalk far above the leaves. The traps are located at the tip of the leaves. They are made up of a pair of terminal lobes hinged at the midrib. The top of the lobes contain red anthocyanin pigments and three hair-like trichomes per lobe. The edges of the lobes are fringed by stiff hair-like protrusions, that form a mesh, preventing the prey from escaping when the lobes snap shut.