Sarracenia purpurea


Photograph by Matthew Opel.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.


Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea – purple pitcher plant, growing in a floating sphagnum bog in Tolland County, Connecticut.


If I were an insect, I’d be terrified.

If we just had much larger versions of the same we’d likely be rid of a whole lot of creationists.

Glen Davidson

I have never seen wild pitcher plants or venus flytraps. I have come across sundews in Michigan.

This is a gorgeous picture, really smashing. How big do these plants get? I’ve only ever seen the anemic looking potted ones in garden centres, which clearly don’t match their wild relatives.

Off-topic, but of possible interest…

Judge John Jones just declared Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Provincial flower of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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