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Orchid and Flower Photography and Talks by Ron Parsons

Carnivorous Plants

A very popular group of plants, the common link between all is their ability to ingest and digest meaty invertebrates. Although some genera belong to the same families, e.g. Pinguicula, Utricularia and Genlisea; Drosera, Dionaea and Drosophyllum; and Sarracenia, Darlingtonia and Heliamphora; the various families are not closely related to each other. Instead, the families evolved independently of each other to obtain nutrition due to living in nutrient-poor situations. The talk features various plants from almost every genus, as well as providing cultural suggestions.

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Nepenthes hamata

Pinguicula lutea

Sarracena alata

Utricularia endresii