Pitcher Plants in the Bog Garden
Carnivorous plants are a great example of plant adaptations. The bog garden has pitcher plants. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that eat insects. They trap insects using modified leaves known as pitfall traps, which are vase-shaped and filled with nectar that acts as a digestive fluid. Prey is drawn into the pitcher traps and digested by the plant's enzymes.
TEACHERS - please don't allow your students to handle the pitcher plants. If you are comfortable pulling back the lid of the plant to show students the inside, please do so.
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