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Purple Pitcher by KeldBach Purple Pitcher by KeldBach
Bought this carnivorous (meat-eating) plant at a local supermarket today. It's a Purple Pitcher (Sarracenia purpurea) and is supposed to feed on insects and whatever other kind of prey that may fall into its pitcher. Should be fascinating to watch. The only insect so far that seemed to feel attracted by the plant's sweet-smelling nectar was this Ladybird, but it cleverly avoided getting trapped.



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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Definitely not a pure purpurea. S. purpurea is much shorter, fatter, and has an upright hood. This looks like a hybrid containing purpurea, flava, and leucophylla. It's still pretty regardless.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
You're probably right. It does indeed look different from other species I've seen :)
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Death-Pony7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very. I have no clue what exactly it is though.
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amielynne12 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Beautiful! I love the colors!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome!!!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
:hug:
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Fantastic colors!! :hug:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Glad you like it, and thanks for the fav :hug:
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Jack070 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha these plants are fun, I had little meat-eater myself some time ago.
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