Live from Nova Scotia, it’s Flower of the Day: Northern Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia purpurea; Sarraceniaceae (pitcher plant family)

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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.

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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.

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