Quiver of Cobra

  Ever see a “Quiver” of Cobras? Charming deadly things, these. Sarracenia hybrid ‘Cobra Nest’ (patented)

Bragging: Cobra Nest Patent

  Bragging. We filed and received the world’s first patent for a novel Carnivorous Plant:  “Cobra Nest.”  Easy to grow. Lots of leaves. Great red-brown color.

Feed Me!

  Feed me! Like wide mouthed hungry baby Robins in a nest, these pitchers pose, red lips to the sky, ready to eat. “Come to me, kiss me, land on my lips, my appetizing fly.”

Highways to Hades

  Ants crawl along the nectar oozing wavy vertical wings on the upper surface of these tube leaves. When they get to the red lip, kerplop, they slip into the water filled trap. Drowned. Devoured. Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea.

Insect Control for the Front Porch

Novel way to catch flies: hang a Carnivorous Plant Garden on your porch! Rear L to R in circle are red trumpet Sarracenia hybrid, Chartreuse leaf Sarracenia flava, sticky leaved Pinguicula, and a Venus Flytrap. Plant in a mossed basket, in pure peat moss, water with distilled water, and voila!

Tunnel of Light

  Dazzling bright “Tunnel of Light” insects see as they die. Stunning. Insects confuse the light from “leaf windows” with an exit, and collapse dead trying to escape through them. Twisted victory. Sarracenia minor.

False Hope Kills the Fly

  Stupid insect. You enter a dark passage, then battle till death as you flutter up to the light to escape. Can’t you see that these living white “windows” provide no exit? Guess not. False hope kills the fly. Sarracenia minor, a Pitcher Plant.

Sex Trap – Pitcher Plant Flowers

    You see what a bee sees upon entering a Sarracenia flower: a pig wallow of pollen! A simple head push to enter, lift the petal, and its abdomen drags across seed setting magic yellow powder. Petals visually block the entrance once inside (a trick Sarracenia minor repeats with clear windows to trap food […]

Veins that Pulse

Leaf veins glow bright red, seem to pulse with the energy they take from their insect meals. The theory is the opposite though. They may be more like highways to death, leading insects to the trap entrance. I’ve never seen a bug crawl along these “highways” though, so it seems more like speculation to me. […]

Ruby Red Flowers

  Ruby red flowers, so pretty. Leaves so delicately traced with thin blood red lines. Deadly effective leaf  traps. Pitcher Plant Sarracenia rubra.

Natural Velcro

  Sarracenia (Pitcher Plants) have an amazing adaptation: one way pointing hairs which direct visiting insects toward the trap entrance.

Translucent Windows Sarracenia minor

Translucent windows on the leaf tubes of Sarracenia minor confuse insects once they crawl inside.   Flying toward the light they cannot escape. Tired from trying to fly upward, they rest, and fall deep inside the tube. Spines and waxy surfaces prevent them from crawlying back up. They are eaten. Wickedly effective traps.