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Identification help. Carnivorous plant?

Posted by chriswanderer90 Montgomery (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 17:00

Hi. This is in Windlestrae Park in Montgomery county.

I found a carnivorous looking plant today, but I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas?

I didn't know carnivorous plants could grow in SE Pa..

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RE: Identification help. Carnivorous plant?

It looks like Symplocarpus foetidus, not carnivorous.

Here is a link that might be useful: skunk cabbage

RE: Identification help. Carnivorous plant?

Thank you Paula!

RE: Identification help. Carnivorous plant?

It is the flower, and it is an early source of pollen for honeybees. The seed pod is a large (3-4 inch) flattened cluster of large seeds. Each seed is a brown ball about 1/2 inch in diameter surrounded by fleshy stuff that animals like to eat. Easy to grow from the seeds if you keep them constantly wet. The flowers come in 2 colors here in York County, the red pictured here and a green/red striped variety.

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