We have a single, absolutely distinctive species, the leaves modified into a pitcher-like shape in which water accumulates, drowning insects and other small organisms that slip into it, foiled in their escape by downward-pointing hairs on the inside of the pitcher. The plants derive some nutrients from this source of protein.

All species found in Sarracenia

Sarracenia purpureaPITCHER-PLANT 


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