Sarracenia purpurea; Sarraceniaceae (pitcher plant family)
On our first day on Cape Breton Island we hiked a trail that ascended through boreal forests and onto taiga. Numerous bogs. I found several stands of pitcher plants but couldn’t get any really good pictures; in keeping with my ethos of disturbing the habitat as little as possible, I couldn’t maneuver into position to catch the face of any flowers.
Still, I was pretty happy to find these.
It’s supposed to rain all day today. Sitting in the inn’s dining room with a cup of (crappy) coffee and a view of the ocean is not a bad way to spend part of my vacation.