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pitcher plant

n.
Any of various carnivorous plants chiefly of the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia, having tubular fluid-filled leaves that absorb nutrients from trapped insects.

pitcher plant

n
(Plants) any of various insectivorous plants of the genera Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Nepenthes, and Cephalotus, having leaves modified to form pitcher-like organs that attract and trap insects, which are then digested. See also huntsman's-cup

pitch′er plant`


n.
any of various insectivorous bog plants of the family Sarraceniaceae, with hooded, pitcher-shaped leaves containing a liquid in which insects are trapped.
[1810–20]
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Noun1.pitcher plant - any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarracenialespitcher plant - any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarraceniales
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
order Sarraceniales, Sarraceniales - plants that are variously modified to serve as insect traps: families Sarraceniaceae; Nepenthaceae; Droseraceae
common pitcher plant, huntsman's cup, huntsman's cups, Sarracenia purpurea - perennial bog herb having dark red flowers and decumbent broadly winged pitchers forming a rosette; of northeastern North America and naturalized in Europe especially Ireland
hooded pitcher plant, Sarracenia minor - yellow-flowered pitcher plant of southeastern United States having trumpet-shaped leaves with the orifice covered with an arched hood
huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, Sarracenia flava, trumpets, yellow pitcher plant, yellow trumpet - pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica - marsh or bog herb having solitary pendulous yellow-green flowers and somewhat twisted pitchers with broad wings below
sun pitcher - any of several herbs of Guiana highlands having racemes of nodding white or pink flowers; trap and digest insects in pitcher-shaped leaves with spoon-shaped caps
tropical pitcher plant - any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes
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Individuals of Wyeomyia smithii complete their entire preadult development within water-filled leaves of the insectivorous pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea L.
Commensal insect larvae (larvae of sarcophagid flies and pitcher plant mosquitoes) and commensal arachnids (mites and spiders) were excluded from the samples.
The exhibit also includes a bog that is teaming with wild and unique botanical beauty such as the carnivorous pitcher plant, exquisite swamp pinks, and magical fairy wands.
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Then we experimentally tested the effect of pack or group size on the per-group and per-individual capture rates of this carnivorous pitcher plant.
Insectivorous plants These include the sundew, pitcher plant and venus flytrap.
But in the forests of Borneo where the Low's pitcher plant lives, the soil isn't rich enough.
They include a 19-millionyear-old marsupial lion, an extinct grasshopper, a giant carnivorous pitcher plant, a tiny Australian spider, an Indonesian weevil, a plesiosaur, a blue-flowered central American plant, a "ghost" shrimp, and a Madagascan dragonfly - a larger close relative of the damselfly.
The purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea , is a northern species but quite different: The pitchers are low, squat and clustered.
She's a pitcher plant, or more specifically, Sarracenia Redneck.
Kuth is now included in the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) 1972, Schedule VI, which covers only six plants in all, such as the pitcher plant and lady's slipper orchid found in the Northeast.
2010 Hosted Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza on Sky 1; Had a species of pitcher plant named after him, the Nepenthes Bill Bailey, in recognition of his conservation work