Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Bog (not to be confused with the blog)

A visit to the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog is a must for those who live near  or are visiting coastal Alabama.

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The pitcher plants are in bloom now and are putting on quite a show.   Insects beware!  These plants are carnivorous.   What goes in does not come out.

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Pitcher plant blooms produce ovaries which can be seen in the photo below.

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I believe these white droopy flowers are whitetop sedge.

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Grass pink orchids are also found in the bog.

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Ferns are in abundance.

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Thanks for going on the tour of the bog with me.   If  you want to learn more about the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bogs, this link will take you to an informative brochure.

See ya next time,

Marlee

The bog and I will be partying with Susan @

A Southern Day Dreamer.

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4 comments:

Nora at Island Rambles said...

love the pitcher plant...never seen one of those ...I like this blog and the bog too!

Teresa said...

Those pitcher plants are gorgeous! but I wouldn't like to be a bug! It is so surprising to see what will grow in a bog! I haven't been to one for awhile.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Lovely macro photography of the 'Pitcher Plants" ~ Happy Day to you ^_^

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

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