Dispatches From Somewhere #7: Pitcher Plants

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Weird plants are the best finds. On a camping trip this August with my brother, we came across a bunch of Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) in a bog! Similar to the Venus Fly Trap, it too is a carnivorous plant, trapping insects inside its pitcher. One of my favorite things about them actually is, also just like the Venus Fly Trap, they do in fact have flowers. BUT because bugs are both their food and means of pollination, the flowers grow high away from the trap to reduce the risk of eating the very critter they depend on for their reproduction!

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