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Sarracenia purpurea                                                                                                                                     © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

This insect's-eye view of the S. purpurea pitcher reveals strong red-vein markings on the inner surface of the hood, along with short, stiff hairs all pointing in the direction of the pitcher opening.  The hood rises vertically with little reflection over the opening, often resulting in the rainwater filling the globose pitcher.  

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