Friday, July 24, 2009

Pitcher Plant & Sundews

Here are some carnivorous plants -- a pitcher plant and some sundews/droseras (the little star like plants surrounding the larger pitcher plant) that I saw growing in the acidic waterlogged field at Orono Bog from yesterday's photo. I was completely stunned to see these here because I thought they were tropical plants.

So what are the strangest things you have seen in your hometown?

14 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I am amazed by how many tropical plants are in the north. I'm not sure why some are even referred to as tropical.

Shammickite said...

Great picture of a pitcher plant! I think carniverous plants are fascinating. My son had a pet venus flytrap for ages... he called it Spike. So interesting feeding it ants and bugs and watching it devour them!

Hilda said...

They are? I've never seen them here. But then again, I can't really say that I'm a nature girl. I'd love to see a carnivorous plant in action. And it's almost hard to believe that little sundew is carnivorous too — it's so cute.

I must say that your question's a bit difficult for me to answer. I'm in the middle of a big, crazy city!

Paz said...

Wow! Very cool-looking plant.

Am enjoying your photos of your new location.

Paz

Elizabeth said...

Paz alerted me to your new cool blog.
I don't think we have many amazing plants like yours on 23rd street.
I trust things are going well for you?
Do keep in touch.

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Julie said...

Love your pitcher plant, Ming.

The strangest thing in my hometown are the people! Yep, definitely the people ... I love 'em ...

Ina in Alaska said...

Beautiful detail in your photo! I love the counterpoint between your photos from the New York City Daily Photo and the Bangor Daily Photo.

I love it when we see the Northern Lights in the fall. They are magical and eerie and beautiful.

GMG said...

Hi Ming!
Sorry for the long absence! But don’t you think it was a great vacation; some very busy weeks and just a few days off... ;)
Great to see you at a new place. I'm ging to learn a lot here!!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still turning around Iceland. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ming...fantastic photo....Reminds me of "Little Shop of Horrors"...I'm still expecting city photos when I visit.....it seems a bit odd...but I'm quite enjoying your surroundings..Dee Dee

Anonymous said...

I've never seen one of these plants. Stunning photo. Love the contrasts.

Thanks, Ming

Doris

• Eliane • said...

Me too, I thought they were tropical. They are not really beautiful flowers but kids love them!

marley said...

They are amazing!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Just amazing plant!