Close up of flower of Sarracenia purpurea, Purple Pitcher Plant
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I was out in Ponemah Bog again this week and found Sarracenia purpurea L. (purple pitcher plant) in flower.  These plants are carnivorous and most people think that the pitchers are the flowers, but they are actually leaves that are modified to capture and digest insects (see Ponemah Bog blog post).  Below are pictures of […]

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Sarracenia purpurea, purple pitcher plant
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I spent the early afternoon exploring Ponemah Bog in Amherst.  What a beautiful day!  The weather was perfect and I had the sanctuary all to myself.  I took photos of purple pitcher plants, sundews, larches, and ericads galore.  Take a gander at them here…

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