Jan. 30, 2017


Pitcher-plants live in the nutrient poor environments of fens and bogs.  They supplement their diets by ingesting bugs.  Their pitcher shaped leaves have sticky stuff around the opening.  It fouls the bugs' feet, helping them fall into the pitcher.  Inside, the pitcher has downward pointing bristles that make escape difficult.  In the bottom is a pool of rainwater that contains excretions to disolve the soft tissues of the victims.  Yum!