Today I went over to a local bog preserve near my house, expecting to see some neat bog wildlife and such. I wandered into the visitor's center and asked if they knew of any carnivorous plants growing in the area.
The nice lady got all excited and said "oh yes indeedy, there are some Sarracenia Purpurea growing by post 8." She told me exactly how to locate them and where they were, so I began the hike with my camera, very excited.
As I approached post 8 I looked all around and sure enough there were 3 beautiful purps growing with 2 to 3 huge flowers and about 30 to 40 pitchers per plant! All of the pitchers were pretty filled up with water. It was amazing to see them growing in the wild like this, I had never seen it before, because I live in northern Illinois and it is not the exact place you would think of this plant to grow.
I had no Idea their were Carnivorous plants growing in the wild near my house. I was just wondering if anyone else here had bog preserves like this around them? If so where? I was just curious to see where these plants thrive in the wild, and I was really curious to see where VFT's grow in the wild? Just thought I'd share my exciting adventure with everyone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]