Monday, July 13, 2009

Sarracenia Purpurea


10.5 x 7.5 inches, watercolor, 2009.

One of the carnivorous plants from my collection, this is Sarracenia Purpurea, or the purple pitcher plant. The leaves grow in a rosette and form pitchers with flared collars that catch rain water. The nside of the leaves have small downward-pointing wet hairs which insects slide down to drown in the water below. The plants then take nutrition from the insects.

4 comments:

Joyfulartist said...

Beautifully done! I've always wanted on of those.

Theresa Bayer said...

Love the texture on this one.

Hillary Miller said...

delicious form and color!

Mark said...

Thank you everyone :)