Pitcher Plant

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

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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 28, 2010 11:58 am - Voted 10/10

Carnivorous, no?

This plant "eats" insects, correct? -Sarah

nartreb

nartreb - Apr 28, 2010 12:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Carnivorous, no?

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.

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