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Northern Purple Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia purpurea

Location

Bog in Maine, USA

Date

29/09/2020

Description

Just about anywhere in the northeastern US with large sphagnum bogs, you can find the purple pitcher plant! The plants have downward-facing hairs on the lip of the pitcher which make it difficult for insects to hold on, falling into liquid-filled pitchers where they drown and decay into nutrients useful to the plant! I am amazed by plants that have adapted to killing and eating animal life. Take a closer look at any plant and see what odd hairs they have on them; they can appear to be prickly, soft and others are sticky and smelly!

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFwo0gVFa8Z/

Learn More

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarracenia_purpurea
Matt Berger
Biodiversity fanatic. I find things. 12,000+ miles backpacked. Botanist. Plant, fungi and critter enthusiast
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