Every state has at least one state flower and tree. Official state fruits and vegetables are also very popular, and several states have official grasses. There are even a couple state cacti.
However, North Carolina goes where no other state has gone, embracing the Venus flytrap as a state symbol. Perhaps legislators wanted to keep up with South Carolina, the only state with a state spider.
North Carolina designated the Venus flytrap its official carnivorous plant, and it isn’t likely to face any competition. Though cultivated around the world, the Venus flytrap naturally occurs only along the coastal plain in the Carolina. Most of them live fairly close to Wilmington, North Carolina.