Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

February 8, 2015

Nepenthes

Filed under: Flowers,Plants — paul @ 7:08 am
Nepenthes

Nepenthes

A few years ago I was given a pitcher plant (Nepenthes sp); it is presently in flower, having produced a single spike. The rather insignificant flowers looked pretty in the late afternoon light.

Nepenthes are carnivorous plants, luring their prey to a drink from the water collected in the body of the trap. I must confess that I have not had the patience to observe the feeding habits of the plant…

Nepenthes

Nepenthes

1 Comment

  1. We have similar plants here.

    Comment by William Kendall — February 8, 2015 @ 10:54 am

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