Pitcher Plant bloom spike
Pitcher Plant bloom spike.
DP134-2013 Posted May 14; processed May 13.
Carnivorous Plant Room, Conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 13, 2013
(This shows a portion of a very tall (5-6 ft) bloom spike of one of the many kinds of tropical pitcher plants in the collection of carnivorous plants against a background of a painted wall. While the pitchers, which trap and digest insects, are visually the most interesting feature for most people, I find the flowers of such plants to have great appeal, as well. The flower colors, shapes, arrangements, etc. vary greatly across species, while the general shape of the pitchers varies much less.)
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