Thursday, October 3, 2013

2 Millionth Plant Specimen Digitized - Rare Native Carnivorous Plant

The New York Botanical Garden recently added the two-millionth plant specimen to its digital research collection - Sarracenia purpurea - a purple pitcher plant, a very rare native carnivorous species that was collected at a highly protected preserve in Dutchess County, New York. Read more here.

The purple pitcher plant is in decline in much of its range.
 (Photo by Robert Naczi, Ph.D.)

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