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The Walthour-Moss Foundation is host to two carnivorous plants known as pitcher plants: trumpets, aka yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava) and purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea).

Foraging, flying and crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf of the pitcher plant, often by visual lures such as flowers, and bribes of nectar. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and grooved in such a way to ensure that the insects cannot climb out. Read the full article in the WMF News June 2009, page 10

If you find an interesting plant take a picture. Send it to plants@walthour-moss.org
Maybe we will include it here.