Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pitcher Plants

More photos from the Huntington Botanical Garden:

This time it is the carnivous pitcher plant. We had seen many pictures and photos of the pitcher plant, but to see it up close with our own eyes is a completely different experience. It looks so harmless and beautiful, but so deadly to an insect!

The pitcher plant on the left is known as the speckled pitcher plant (of the Nepenthes or Old World genus) while the one on the right is known as North American pitcher plant (of the Sarracenia or New World genus). We didn't even know the difference until we did the research on this!


Beetle said...

We have here sales in the precious Florist shop...for me It's a bit scary looking plant

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