A few of the carnivorous plants we saw when we went to visit our son this weekend down in the southern coastal plain...
Pink Sundew, Drosera capillaris, attracts and captures insects with its leaves.
The trap of a Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula.
The flowers of the Venus Flytrap. Due to the cool spring most of the plants were about 9 days behind in flowering. If it had been a typical spring we would have missed seeing these in bloom.
Purple Pitcher-plant, Sarracenia purpurea or Sarrancenia purpurea ssp. venosa, I'm not sure which one. Insects check in, but they can't check out.
A stand of Yellow Pitcher-plant, Sarracenia flava. I love the little "umbrellas" over the pitchers.
A little closer view of the flower (left) and pitcher of the yellow pitcher-plant. My son said the flowers are bright yellow when they first bloom.
A little surprise inside one of the pitchers. Good thing this pitcher was bent over -- otherwise, the frog may have found itself being the main course of the plant's dinner! This frog appeared to be a squirrel treefrog, Hyla squirella, but I didn't catch him for a closer look so I am not absolutely sure.
Many thanks to our son for a wonderful Father's Day weekend!