The entrance to a pitcher plant

Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 11:20 am
I was looking around for a picture of a flower to post on one of littlek's threads and I stumbled across this one. The title above the photo was simply "The entrance to a pitcher plant"


Fascinating, isn't it? I can see why a passing fly might be curious and be lured to its death.

But then we have other meat-eating plants such as this one...


What insect in its right mind is going to be attracted to that? I suppose there might be a few flies heading home from a night at licking beer spills off the bar and as they pass by one of them might say, "Dude, let's check out that place!"

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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 11:27 am
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Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2008 11:23 am
The carniverous plants attract insects/food not by being pretty but by being smelly. This one smells like dead meat:

Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2008 11:27 am
Oh my! I remember the fuss when that one flowered in London a while back!
Reply Sat 16 Aug, 2008 11:30 am
You can get smaller versions. Actually, I don't think that one is carniverous. But, it is smelly.
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