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Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia Purpurea in a spot that's only a one-minute walk from the highway.

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Sarah SimonCarnivorous, no?

Sarah Simon

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This plant "eats" insects, correct? -Sarah
Posted Apr 28, 2010 11:58 am

nartrebRe: Carnivorous, no?

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Correct. Insects that slip off those downward-pointing white hairs hit the water inside the "pitcher". Those that can't escape (I read somewhere that only 1% of visiting insects are actually trapped) eventually become fertilizer for the plant.
Posted Apr 28, 2010 12:16 pm

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nartrebSubmitted by nartreb
on Apr 27, 2010 10:34 pm

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Lat/Lon: 43.64403°N / 71.54297°W
Object Title: Pitcher Plant

Image Type(s): Flora