Purple Pitcher Plant
Did You Know?:
Pitcher plants are one of the few native carnivorous plants, and they get their name from their pitcher-like shape. These amazing plants capture rainwater in the base of their flowers, and when an insect crawls into the pitcher, small hairs on the petals keep it from leaving. When the unlucky victim falls into the water below, enzymes produced by the plant dissolve the insect so the plant can consume its nutrients. Incredibly, as lethal as that sounds, the pitcher plant also provides a safe haven for the larvae of two different species of mosquitoes!
IMPORTANT: Purple Pitcher Plants can only be seen at Pinhook Bog, which is only accessible via ranger-led open houses on summer weekends.
Reference the Quest Map to help guide you to this flower.