A mass planting of Sarracenias. The genus Sarracenia is comprised of 8 to 11 species of North American carnivorous "Pitcher Plants."
They are found mainly in the south-east United States, with one species ranging north as far as Newfoundland, west to Alberta, Canada.
These are bog plants; bogs are habitats typically are low in nutrients needed by plants. Sarracenias use their long, funnel-shaped leaves – the "pitchers" – to trap insects as a source of supplemental nutrition.
These are a part of a special exhibition – Chomp! 2 – on display at San Francisco’s big Victorian-era greenhouse in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers.
May 11, 2010.
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