pitcher-plant

Pitcher Plant

Visit Savage Garden for a glimpse at some of nature’s nastiest plants
October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

In case you thought plants were not much more alive than a rock, think again! As David Attenborough pointed out in his wonderful series, The Private Life of Plants, plants have many behaviors as complex and interesting as those of animals. The problem is, plants move much more slowly, making their behaviors and reactions harder […]

What’s Blooming Now in the Butterfly Center?
August 18, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lois’ flower has died back, but the Cockrell Butterfly Center still has many amazing flowers blooming right now! Although not all as rare as the corpse flower, the rainforest in the butterfly center is made up of hundreds of hard-to-find tropical plant species, most of which (but not all) come from Central and South America. […]

Beautiful, but Dangerous: the Fascinating Pitcher Plant
April 28, 2010 · 4 Comments

Nepenthes miranda at the CBC I was watching Life on the Discovery Channel, and was happy to see that their special on plants talked quite a bit about carnivorous plants and how they have evolved. I find it fascinating that even in areas where plants are unable to get the nutrients necessary for life from the soil, some […]

Insects and Orchids: An Evolutionary Journey
January 13, 2010 · 9 Comments

I absolutely love orchids! I mean who doesn’t, really? They are my very favorite flower in the whole world. I can literally stare at them for hours and not get tired of them. I love to photograph them; I even had them in my wedding! I love their colors, their shapes, there is really no […]



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