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Pinguicula Carnivorous plant

Pinguicula sp.


I have always thought it was a carnivorous plant because there are always dead mosquitoes, small moths and other bugs on the surface of the flat and round leaves. They are in a vertical slopes of earth and in a mostly shaded area in oak forest. Very uncommon. I hope I can get an ID. Some of the leaves are about 5 cm diameter (2 inches). Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants that use sticky, glandular leaves to lure, trap, and digest insects in order to supplement the poor mineral nutrition they obtain from the environments.


Oak forest.

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Pinguicula sp.

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LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you xcheshire.moonx for the ID.

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you, and dandoucette.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Natural insect control, nice!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Thank you Carlos Velazco for the ID. Sospechaba que esta planta era carnívora pero ahora tengo la confirmación.

LuisStevens 10 years ago

The leaves are not really sticky Chief

xcheshire.moonx 10 years ago

I think it's a Pinguicula. 10 years ago


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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012

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