Hungry Plants. April 28, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.
Tags: carniverous plants, northern pitcher plants, Rowe MA, sphagnum moss
The Northern pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea) up in Rowe MA are doing their Spring thing, despite the freezing nights and scant bugs.
Here they’re greening up amongst the leaves of swamp irises:
They’re astonishingly colorful for what’s growing around here, showing vibrant greens and rich reds amidst the sphagnum moss:
Hungry green funnels wait for curious insects to take their sweet-smelling bait:
Once an insect crawls down to check out the sweet liquid in the funnel, fine downward-pointing hairs prevent it from climbing out, and there’s precious little room for flying, so most suitors get drowned and digested be enzymes: