Friday, July 8, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 416 - JULY 8TH, 2016


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One of our favorite areas at Meadowlark Gardens is where they grow the plants native to Virginia.  One of these is the carnivorous North American Pitcher Plant.  You can read all about it here.  I found the following diagram on the same page.


This is the marker with information on this part of the garden.  It will be easier to read if you enlarge the photo.  





The next photo I reversed the view on my cell phone, and took this shot of the pitcher bloom from underneath.  The sky is washed out somewhat because the sun was directly overhead.


According to this site it says "Sarracerias have been known to science since the 1570s, when the first New World plant collections found their way to European botanists."  The article gives an even more detailed account you may be interested in reading.


















Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Laura at iHeartMacro
Pamela at Garden Tuesday

28 comments:

  1. That is a lot of Pitcher plants! I have seen them, but did not know they have these blooms! Wow! Wonderful pictures and information on this unusual plant!

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  2. I am always fascinated by carniverous plants. Thank you.

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  3. So much beauty on only one place - great!
    Have a nice & happy weekend ... Frauke

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  4. Heisann.... very interesting post with flowers I do not know ... and they all are so graceful and elegant. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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  5. Such unusual flowers adnwondrful close ups of them. Thanks for info.

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  6. Um trabalho magnifico com belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  7. i vote amazing, amazing amazing photos on all of these. i LOVE the back side in the first one.. gorgeous photos

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  8. These plants certainly are pretty, Denise.

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  9. Both Saracerias and the purple pitcher plant I have never seen. Very intriguing, Denise! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend! See you in a few days at Seasons:)

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  10. Reminded me of the biology class we had in school.

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  11. These flowers look so bizarre! Groetjes Hetty

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  12. Hi Denise, super images of Pitcher plants, they are really fascinating and colorful. Regards John

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  13. A very nice post I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven't seen a pitcher plant in a while. Great photos.

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  14. A lovely flower Denise ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. 1570s? Oh my gosh...this was an educational, enlightening and BEAUTIFUL post Denise.

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  16. Dearest Denise;  Oh, I've first learned 'Pitcher Plant' means carnivorous plant:-) And your picture of the bloom from underneath is really lovely, nice idea♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  17. Thanks for this interesting post Denise....lovely series of photos!

    Happy weekend,
    Ruby

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  18. ♩♫╮
    Flores interessantes!!!
    Muito coloridas e exóticas.

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    °.♪♫╮

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  19. What an unusual plant - and carnivorous!

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  20. they are neat and so very interesting.

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  21. A wonderful and interesting flower! All the best to you!

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  22. Such interesting old flowers; so lovely to see them in macro and i must say that i never see them before. It must be so lovely to observe them in their natural habitat. Wonderful collection of photos!
    Many thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great day and a good new week ahead!

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  23. Great post, Denise! These are such unusual plants and they have quite striking flowers too.
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. I hope to see more of your work soon.

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  24. Interesting post! I like your upside down shot.

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  25. Wow, that Sarraceria looks like something out of a splash park.

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