|pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea)||
pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea; PITCHER PLANT FAMILY [Sarraceniaceae]) Insectivorous perennial with large (2" wide), nodding, dark-red flowers and pitcher-shaped leaves. The leaves are 4-10" long, purple-veined, lined on the inside with downward-pointing hairs, and accumulate water. Crawling insects, trapped by the hairs, die, decay, and provide minerals (not food!) to the plant. Found in (mineral-deficient) acid bogs. Summer flowering. 
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