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Flower of the North American Pitcher Plant

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 12 April 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I was stunned to find this flower blooming on the Pitcher plant (see yesterday's photo) at the Longwood Conservatory when I visited two weeks ago. I had no idea this unusual plant had such gorgeous flowers.

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Betty from New Jersey, United States

The colors are absolutely beautiful, Anita... very nice shot.

12 Apr 2008 10:30am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The colours belong to the plant. Well, well rendered. But the composition is your work and is wonderful.

12 Apr 2008 10:38am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Anita, I'm happy to see that you caught this... and the flowers seem to be color coordinated. Do they have a fragrance?

12 Apr 2008 12:25pm

@Earnest: I didn't notice a fragrance, but, I was focusing on the visuals.

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Definitely gorgeous, the darker lining on the edge of the leaves really makes it!

12 Apr 2008 1:30pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I have never seen the flowers for this plant either - they are very colorful. Nicely taken photo - good composition.

12 Apr 2008 5:40pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

This is gorgeous. I love the colours!

12 Apr 2008 5:52pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Beautiful shot, Anita. Love the colors here especially the red.

12 Apr 2008 6:08pm

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

The colors blend together, amazing plant

12 Apr 2008 7:23pm

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Gorgeous photo

12 Apr 2008 9:12pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

That's a very pretty flower. Very unusual looking. I love the variegation of the colors.

13 Apr 2008 1:30am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Just beautiful, Anita.

14 Apr 2008 10:07am

Melissa W. from Warsaw, Indiana, United States

Beautiful capture...never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing.

14 Apr 2008 9:59pm

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece

Beautiful photo!

15 Apr 2008 3:30pm

Mark Graf from Sterling Heights, United States

Nicely done on these pitcher plants Anita! I love the pair.

21 Apr 2008 11:09pm

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D
1/13 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
100 mm

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