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Lejeune home to many threatened, endangered species

Venus flytraps are rarely found in nature, indigenous to only a few locations on the planet but grow throughout Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The carnivorous plants are listed as threatened in the Endangered Species Act and anyone who poaches face stiff fines.



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This work, Lejeune home to many threatened, endangered species [Image 8 of 14], by Cpl Jackeline Perez Rivera, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.10.2012

Date Posted:09.17.2012 14:29

Photo ID:666553

VIRIN:120910-M-IY869-010

Resolution:1272x3360

Size:1.84 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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