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Saturday, April 17, 2010

I went for a little walk in what used to be a boggy area near where I live.  It hasn't been burned off in years and is more woody overgrowth than bog at the present.  I wanted to find some pitcher plants to photograph and paint.  They used to be plentiful around this time of year.  I didn't find any, but I did find these miniscule carnivorous plants instead.  I don't think I want to paint them, but I'd love to know more about them.  Anyone out there have a clue?

There were some lovely ferns, and some other feathery greenery along with a few little flowers.  I'm constantly amazed at the vast array of creation, so much to delight the senses.  Here are just a few photos I took.  The grandkids are fascinated with these crayfish or crawdad chimneys, at least that's what I've been told that they are.  We have never seen the little critter that builds these fascinating little structures.   Anybody know how to get a glimpse of one?  


  1. No clues about identifying what you found. I'd have to scour the plant books. But they sure are purdy!

  2. hi mindy! i, too, have no idea about those plants, but they sure are intriguing. very cool photographs.

    btw, you've won the sarah jane print and sweetTea earrings over at my place. please send me an addy to mail to; i'm sad to say goodbye to that print, but so happy it will be with you. :)

    nicole k owens at yahoo dot com


  3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sundew is the name of those plants.

    About The Carnivorous Sundew
    The carnivorous sundew plant, botanical name Drosera, has about 130 species. All of the species of the sundew plant are beautiful and many look like fireworks, but they are deadly to the insects that fly near to them. You can see the beauty of these plants in the many sundew plant pictures around the internet or in books about carnivorous plants at the library.

    One thing that all carnivorous sundew plants do have is the gel like substance at the tips of the tentacles that cover the leaves. This gel is a sticky substance that the insects that fly too near the plant get stuck on. The plant can then eat it.

    The many species of the sundew plant can be found all around the world, on every single continent. This is unusual for a plant because most carnivorous plants are found only in one or two regions of the world because of the different climates that they must live in.

    The plant is called sundew because of the gel like substance on the tentacles. The gel makes the plants look as if they have morning dew on them all day long, especially when it glistens in the sun. You can see this clearly when you look up the sundew plant pictures on the internet or at the library, but make sure that you have plenty of time because there are a lot of different sundew plants to be seen.

    Some of the different varieties of carnivorous sundew plants are the temperate sundews, which are a red flower that looks like a tube, with tentacles all over it, the pygmy sundews, which are tiny red balls that grow close to the ground with tentacles all around it, and king sundews, which look like a tall, thin cactus with red tentacles up the four sides of it.

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