Carnivorous Plant - Pitcher Plant

lezvee

South Brent,, United Kingdom

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TOP TEN in the Carnivorous Plants Challenge in the Close-Ups In Nature Group, 14th October 2015

Found growing in a botanical garden in Auckland, New Zealand. I have no idea of the identity of this plant except that it is a carnivorous one.

Many thanks to Michael May for identifying this one for me. It is a Sarracenia/Pitcher plant.

Sarracenia is a genus comprising 8 to 11 species of North American pitcher plants, commonly called trumpet pitchers. The genus belongs to the family Sarraceniaceae, which also contain the closely allied genera Darlingtonia and Heliamphora. Sarracenia is a genus of carnivorous plants. The insects are attracted by a nectar-like secretion on the lip of pitchers, as well as a combination of color and scent. Slippery footing at the pitcher’s rim, aided in at least one species by a narcotic drug lacing the nectar, causes insects to fall inside, where they die and are digested by the plant as a nutrient source. (Wikipedia)

Camera used: Pentax K30

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