Friday, April 30, 2010

Wildflower Celebration (part 4)

Along the pond they had established several species of carnivorous plants. I wanted to install a small bog in my garden this year but my wallet had other plans.

Even carnivorous pitcher plants flower. Sarracenia purpure, or maybe Sarracenia leucophylla,, is among the more eye catching of them.

Note the tadpoles in the pond.

 The flowers are built up tall, often 3 times taller than the pitchers. Don't want to eat the pollinator now do we? The pots I believe are left over from a recent class at the Mt. Cuba Center. Calling it a continued education building is almost degrading to how spectacular the building is. Classes are amazingly cheap usually running at $15, and often they come with a free plant and tour of the garden to highlight the plants that go with the topic.

I love the blue color of the pots they chose. It goes great with at of the plants. 

Sarracenia leucophylla, Calopogon tuberosus, and Pinguicula primuliflora are all I can make out on this tag.

The flower to these pitcher plants confuses me. Perhaps they're not fully opened yet but I don't see the normal parts you usually see inside a flower.