Sunday, June 7, 2020

Pitcher Plant Flowers

I found purple pitcher plants flowering in the rain last week on the edge of a bog in the New Jersey pine barrens.
Downward facing flowers with thick red petals.
I had to crawl underneath to see a face.
Gracefully curving stems.
A strange pterodactyl of a flower.
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The insect-trapping pitchers at the base of the flowers are well developed, too. Note the new little ball of a flower beginning to rise on a red stem in the left rear of the photo.  Pitcher plants -- one of many great things to see in the Jersey pine barrens.

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