Sunday, July 06, 2014

July 5, 2014

We went in search of a letterbox today at the coolest place - a carnivorous garden!  Would you believe, the Venus Flytrap, that most well-known of the carnivorous plants, only grows natively in one location in the world - within a 60 miles radius of Wilmington, NC!  How cool is that?  :)

Speak of the she is, in all her glory.

They had several varieties of pitcher plants as well, which are also carnivorous...this is the yellow pitcher plant.

I don't know what this little orange flower is, but I like it.  :)

This was interesting information about a kind of bog we had never heard of...a pocosin.  They're only found along the southeastern coast, from southern Virginia to northern Florida, and they provide the perfect nutrient-starved environment for carnivorous plants.

It may not be pretty, but it's home!  :)

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