All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>White Top Pitcher Plant</strong> 
<em>Sarracenia leucophylla</em> / Pitcher Plant Family
March 22, 2006
Milton, FL<br>
People usually think of insects eating plants, these plants eat <u>insects</u>!!! Pitcher plants are carnivorous, they ea...
White Top Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia leucophylla / Pitcher Plant Family
March 22, 2006
Milton, FL

People usually think of insects eating plants, these plants eat insects!!! Pitcher plants are carnivorous, they eat insects to suppliment their nitrogen requirement. The tall open leaves have small downward-growing hairs that impede the escape of insects unfortunate enough to crawl down into them to drink the liquid at the base of the leaf. Enzymes in the liquid digest the insects. The red spheres are the flowers.

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