Botanicals forum: Spring 2011

Views: 18, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 12, 2011 1:03 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Spring has finally arrived and I have been getting some nice pics.

Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/d6a17c Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/72abde
Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/d08d00 Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/6b24cd
Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/b0b507 Thumb of 2011-04-12/CajuninKy/2a608f
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

ImageChristine27360
Apr 13, 2011 6:50 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeast MN
I see a dandelion!!! Whistling
Enjoying God's creation one leaf at a time.
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 13, 2011 8:25 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Yes. I call that my LSU pic. Purple and Gold! LOL
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

ImageChristine27360
Apr 15, 2011 7:47 AM CST
Name: Christine
Southeast MN
LOL!! Or in my case the MN Vikings!!!!
Enjoying God's creation one leaf at a time.
ImageMike
Apr 15, 2011 7:51 AM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
A nice collage of "plant portraits"!
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 15, 2011 11:03 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Thank you. I just love taking pics and this time of year is THE time to be out and about here.
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Cheryl, how about this for you!
Regards.
Neil.
Thumb of 2011-06-01/NEILMUIR1/2d1256
ImageChristine27360
Jun 1, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeast MN
OKay -- I'll bite... what is that? Confused
Enjoying God's creation one leaf at a time.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Christine, that is what it says on the label! It is a Nepenthes which is a carnivorous plant from the Philippines! They are also called Pitcher plants.
There are lots of different ones from India and Nepal which has the worlds biggest ones, to many other places, including Malaysia etc.
If an insect or small rodent goes around the lip of the plant it gets a sticky drug, then they fall in the Pitcher which is full of Acid and the plant eats them!
Mostly they grow where the soil is very poor so they cannot get Nitrogen, so to get it Nature has developed a way of making them catch it!
Strangely enough the drug secreted by Nepenthes is still used in Human childbirth today, all over the world.
The USA has a lot of carnivorous plants, and I grow Sarracenias in my back garden as they are frost hardy and eat anything.
Here are some of yours!
Regards.
Neil.
Thumb of 2011-06-01/NEILMUIR1/68d332
ImageCajuninKy
Jun 1, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
That is waaay cool!! I have never heard of them. Did not know there were lots of carniverous plants.
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Nature Photography cubit homepage
« Botanicals forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Nature Photography

Share your photos of flora, fauna, and landscapes; discuss the art and science of exposure; and share techniques for digital editing. Whether you use a pocket camera or a DSLR, your photos, questions, advice, and inspirations are welcome.

» Home
» Forums

Cubit owner: Mike