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Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)

Seas of Sarracenia – or Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) in nearby Cattaraugus Co. A beautiful bog surveyed recently by RTPI staff to assess our region’s natural areas and biodiversity. With the staggering density of carnivorous plants here you’d expect there to be few bugs around. Alas! In fact, specific mosquito species actually breed in the water-filled Sarracenia pitchers without being digested. Although I’m not a big fan of mosquitoes, I have to admit that that is pretty cool!

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