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pitcher plant (sarracenia purpurea)


pitcher plant (sarracenia purpurea)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Carnivorous plants, Newfoundland Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 14:57
Viewed: 3354
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“Pitcher Plant” is the name of this photo. The pitcher plant (sarracenia purpurea) is a unique and hardy plant found on bogs and marshes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This little plant, with wine and green-colored flowers, survives on insects collected in its tubular leaves. While other plants find nutrients to survive in the soil, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, the pitcher plant has adapted to an environment deficient in these vital nutrients by finding an alternate source. Its leaves and structure are expertly formed to survive, and regardless of its conditions, the pitcher plant remains intensely resilient, infinitely adaptable, and naturally and remarkably beautiful.

For many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, the pitcher plant represents a flexibility and distinctiveness that we associate with. In 1954, the Newfoundland Cabinet designated this unusual and interesting plant as the official flower of the province.
The pitcher plant is a symbol that represents Newfoundland and Labrador’s natural beauty, humanity, and strength of our collective character. One that has adapted to this place over generations, survived everything the world has thrown at it, and thrived. It’s a symbol of our creativity, of our way of looking at things differently, and of our belief that there really is no place on Earth quite like our home. (from N.L. website)

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Hi Jim
I think this is Helleborus not a pitcher plant. It's very pretty.
TFS Janice

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