Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant)

Quite possibly the most interesting botanical around…unique in floral design…

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So interesting…the United States Botanic Garden website describes it like this… “occurs in bogs and wet pine savannas in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. The nectar-producing ‘pitchers’ of these rare carnivorous plants are actually specialized leaves that lure, trap, and digest insects as a means to obtain the nutrients lacking in the infertile soil in which they grow.”

What do you think of Sarracenia?

2 comments:

Janet said...

I love Sarracenia, but I've learned to look out for the random maggot that is sometimes in a pitcher...

botanical brouhaha said...

Eeeewww! Yuck...