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Sarracenia purpurea                                                                                                                                     © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

S. purpurea has the widest distribution, by far, of all pitcher plants, from the southeastern coastal plain to the Great Lakes region of the U.S., all the way northward to a large part of the southeastern Canada. In this species, the lid does not reflect over the pitcher opening.  This often results in rainwater filling the pitcher, creating a deadly pool of the digestive fluid. On a rainy day in late April, North Carolina.

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