Ruby Tuesday: More Carnivorous Edition! June 15, 2009Posted by littlebangtheory in Ruby Tuesday!.
Tags: fen, pitcher plants, Rowe Massachusetts
Well, ok, the insectivorous edition. Gotta get up pretty early to get the jump on you folks, eh?
Up in Rowe there’s a little fen (alkaline bog) filled with Northern Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia purpurea ) and water irises:
The pitcher plants are astonishing, being simultaneously fleshy and otherworldly and vibrant in the late afternoon light:
Blood-red sepals unfurl to reveal delicate chartreuse interiors:
I think they’re pretty cool.
Thanks to Mary over at Work of the Poet for this rubylicious meme!