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by Makoto Honda
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Sarracenia flava                                                                                                                                           © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

The pitcher usually retains a small amount of liquid at the base. The insects caught eventually get decomposed and digested, often with the aid of bacteria, and the nutrients are absorbed through the inner surface of the pitcher wall.

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