Pitcher Flowers

bicyclegirl

Canal Winchester, United States

Artist's Description

Spotted these while on a recent visit to the Franklin Park Conservatory in OH. The colors were dazzling!
Below info from wiki….

’Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap.

Foraging, flying or crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, often by visual lures such as anthocyanin pigments, and nectar bribes. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and may be grooved in such a way so as to ensure that the insects cannot climb out. The small bodies of liquid contained within the pitcher traps are called phytotelmata. They drown the insect, and the body of it is gradually dissolved.’

Yikes… glad we don’t have to worry about falling into flowers! lol

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