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How do pitcher plants reproduce?


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By seeds and vegetatively by rhizomes:

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/aquatics/sarracenia.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Dear Sherman,

Pitcher plants reproduce just like most other plants. They make flowers that are fertilized by pollen to produce seeds that germinate and grow into the recognizeable pitcher plant. Because humans are fascinated by the pitcher features, the flowers are rarely photographed. If you check an image browser, you will find about 10% of the pictures will include a flowering pitcher plant.

Jim Tokuhisa, Ph.D.



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