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What_Am_I[2009]

This is a Nepenthes. These plants are pretty neat. The cups are filled with an acidic substance which is used to digest its prey. The outside is covered with nectar that attracts insects, and actually makes them a bit dizzy. Losing their balance, they fall into the cup. The slippery sides of the cup prevent them from being able to escape.

8 comments:

Danudin said...

Nothing cooler than carnivorous plants, are they related to the Venus flytrap? Great take for the theme.

top5cats said...

Nice one, I have seen some here but in the botannical gardens. Great picture.

Barb P. said...

Great shot. All the post of live green plant like materials is making me want spring.

peanutblogger said...

Looks like it maybe related to the Pitcher Plant

KarenB said...

Great color and DOF on this long green plant.

Chesney said...

I have never seen one of those, that is really cool! I want one now!! For how deadly it is to insects, it sure makes for an amazing picture. Nice!

365photosin2009 said...

Carnivorous plants are so fascinating. Thanks for sharing such a cool image of this one...

MevetS said...

I am a carnivorous plant aficionado. Alas, they are rather difficult to keep as house plants (I've tried). We have several species that grow in the NJ Pinelands, very cool. Nice shot.