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Darlingtonia pollination studies in 2006

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Pitcher plant flower:
Here is a normal Darlingtonia flower. The long green sepals hang downwards around the red, veined petals. The petals create a kind of bell shape that is glossy and slick. It is hard for pollinators to find a way to the pollen inside.

Do you see the spider webs on the flower? And the insects captured in the webbing?

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005