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Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m. and closes the following Thursday at 11.00 p.m. We welcome blogging friends to add their favorite flowers during that time. If you think you would like to participate you can read more information at this link.
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.