FOTD: Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

20200217_135330 pitcher plant
This pitcher plant attracts insects with its nectar and is caught on the plant’s rim, which has a slippery surface.
When the insect lands or crawls onto the slippery surface, it falls down into the plant and is consumed by digestive juices the plant produces.
Carnivorous plants such as the pitcher plant grow in areas where the soil is poor in minerals and nutrients or too acidic for most plants to survive.

Information obtained from docent at Chicago Botanic Gardens’ orchid show and Wikipedia article Pitcher Plant.

Cee’s FOTD 3/15/20

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