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Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia purpurea


Carnivorous plant showing green and purple pitchers. The sarracenia purpurea obtains most of its nutrients trough prey captures. Insects fall into the pitchers and drawn in the rainwater. It is then digested by an invertebrate and bacteria community. Nutrients are made available for the plant through this commensalism.


Bog in boreal forest


Also called northern pitcher plant, or side-saddle flower.

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Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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