Squat green/yellow/purple pitchers filled with water, growing in peat bog.
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an enzyme rich liquid which is capable of breaking down organic matter. They attract flying insects and they fall into the traps and are digested with the plant taking in the nutrients. It is one of about a dozen carnivorous N American Pitcher Plants.
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
One was introduced to Whixall Moss some years ago, but I don't know of its fate.
Should we be trying to prevent their spread where they have been introduced? It's always easier to do so before they become too well-established.
I've known of introduction in Ireland for a while think it happened Victorian/Victorian era, Grey Squirrel etc
I grow them from seed Sarracenia purpurea is found in Canada including Prosque Island and I have some plants from seed.
purpurea ssp. purpurea in Northern Amarica/Canada
purpurea ssp. venosa further south
I think they should be removed from the UK as far as possible. The mosses are rare habitats that need conserving with their native species. The situation in Ireland shows how well Pitcherplants can do if let free.
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