Pitcher Plant Mosaic (32×40)
The most beautiful and recognizable New World carnivorous plants are the pitcher plants of the genus Sarracenia. They inhabit swamps and wetlands particularly in the Southeastern United States, but some species range to the West Coast and North into Canada. Their famed consumption of insects and even small vertebrates like tree frogs is essential to providing needed nutrients that are often lacking in the acidic soil in which they thrive.
The Sarracenia I work with come exclusively from conservatories in the East and the cutting of their tube-like leaves does not harm the plants.