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Carnivorous Plants

During our recent trip to Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. We had a chance to explore a very high gallery.

It’s home to hundreds of carnivorous plants.

Now I’m familiar with the good old Venus fly trap.

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And pitcher plants with a trap filled with sweetness at the bottom of a long tube that’s covered to prevent rain water flooding.

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And of course there’s the Little Shop of Horrors.

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But I hadn’t realised that the pitcher has such interesting flowers.

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There were several varieties. Each had a top and bottom so that it might also have a reservoir and a cover.

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They reminded me of umbrellas, with a cover and an open shape. They were very beautiful.

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It was well worth the climb up the spiral stair case.

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7 comments on “Carnivorous Plants

  1. Grower
    October 6, 2014

    Carnivorous plants are awesome. We have purple pitcher plants in the bigs here. They look like they are from outer space.

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  2. Grower
    October 6, 2014

    Bogs!

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  3. tootlepedal
    October 6, 2014

    Exquisite.

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  4. Rambling Woods
    October 13, 2014

    Interesting plants, but scary staircase…. Lol

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