Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flowering of a Sarracenia, the Pitcher

Day 1

This pitcher plant is like my sister's baby which she watches over faithfully every morning and evening, spraying it with water to keep its atmosphere moist. She had to - seeing the burned leaves of the plant caused by our dry summer winds.

So she is definitely ecstatic when she spots the flowering bud; and i was tasked to keep a photo record.

Day 4

Day 6

Day 10

I do find it interesting as this my first witnessing of a flower that was held upside-down, shedding its initial flowering petals to reveal an umbrella-like five pointed style.

Day 36

We watched and waited for weeks, praying for pollination in which the ovary will swell, producing seeds! And this was what i found on day 36 :)

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