Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea

Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, is a carnivorous plant that grows in nutrient poor soils in the SE United States. The pitcher collects rain and insects. The downward pointing hairs and slick sides on the pitchers keep trapped insects from escaping. The plant absorbs nutrients from the decomposing bodies of the drowned insects. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com […]

White Topped Pitcher Plant

Pitcher plants specialize in growing in soils that are nutrient poor. To make a living, they trap insects in the water that collects in the pitchers and absorb the nutrients that are released as the dead insects decompose. The white topped pitcher plants are an elegant death trap. TrudieBell http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/ License this image http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Carnivorous-Plants/G0000cRWXGRSslO4/I0000x5wt90PedZM Contact […]