Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pitcher Plant


The Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is the floral emblem of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a carnivorous plant, it traps insects in its leaves. Speaking of wildflowers, I just compiled a gallery of 147 wildflowers of Newfoundland on my website. You can see the gallery here. I will be adding more wildflowers as I find them.

4 comments:

Jo said...

Great shot! I love pitcher plants. I have a bunch out back near my river (in the swampy part of my yard). I tried keeping a few in pots on my deck once...to help keep the mosquito population down. Didnt work. lol.

Faye Pekas said...

I've never heard of this plant. Its interesting.

147 wild flowers! I'll definately visit your website to see the flowers.

Kekiinani said...

I have never seen or heard of this plant but it is really cool looking. Great shot.. :)

kevin said...

just happened on your blog on the nf blog roll. you've got some really amazing shots here! (hope you don't mind that I'm using one as a wallpaper..)