Native Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants, like orchids, are one of the few plant groups that are both immediately recognizable to most people and capture the imagination of both botanists and non-botanists. They also often grow in the same locations as orchids so their habitats are subject to the same pressures and issues. Highlighting these two groups can help bring attention to these important Minnesota landscapes.

Sarracenia puprurea

Sarracenia pupurea, MN's native pitcher plant, grown here in our research labs.

Drosera rotunifolia seedling

Droser rotunifolia, round-leaved sundew, also grown here in our labs.