Sarracenia leucophylla

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Sarracenia leucophylla — Crimson Pitcher Plant, Duke Gardens

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Amazing the mimicry between Sarracenia leucophylla and Musca domestica. ;-)

1) “Say “Ahhhhh””

and

2) Has anyone happen to read about this beauty’s ancient ancestor, Archaeamphora?

Interesting that the common name focuses on the purplish edges, whereas the scientific name seemingly focusses on the white spots.

Interesting to see a fly on the pitcher. The S. leucophylla in my backyard catch more moths than anything else, and the other Sarracenia species seem to catch mostly wasps, bees, and ants.

Mad Latinist: The other common name for this species is “white top pitcher plant.”

Interesting that the common name focuses on the purplish edges, whereas the scientific name seemingly focuses on the white spots.

It’s all a matter of perspective - the fly’s probably have a name that translates to “tiny toilet of doom”.

I love Duke Gardens - and this is a great photo.

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