Natural Rain Gutter

Natural Rain Gutter. Tall Pitcher Plant leaves fall, break when rain water enters. Broken traps = no meal. Nature granted a solution: Leaf modification forms a hat over the trap opening. Note the rear side gutter which drains rain water to the back and away. Good eating, Sarracenia flava.

Leaf end forms a rain shield and gutter over the opening of the Sarracenia flava trap. Rain water is diverted from the trap to the ground.

Leaf end forms a rain shield and gutter over the opening of the Sarracenia flava trap. Rain water is diverted from the trap to the ground.