Strange Inflorescence

The Saracenia Purpurea looks a bit scruffy at this time of year (like me!) but the new spherical flower buds are interesting. The pitchers are chock full of partially digested insects as well as a lot of other creepy crawlies such as milipedes. This plant will survive outside were it not for the birds who quickly realise what a nice source of bugs the pitchers are and then tear the plant to pieces!

Suzie x

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