Contents

Foreword

Preface

Chapters

I. Carnivorous Plants —An Introduction Carnivorous or Insectivorous Plants? Kinds of Traps

Carnivorous Plants around the Continent The Future of Carnivorous Plants Flower Structure How Plants Are Named

II. The Venus' Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

III. The Eastern North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia flava Sarracenia alata Sarracenia oreophila Sarracenia minor Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia leucophylla Sarracenia rubra Sarracenia Hybrids Difficult Identifications

IV. The California Pitcher Plant

(Darlingtonia californica)

V. The Sundews (Drosera) Drosera rotundifolia Drosera linearis vi Drosera anglica 61

Drosera intermedia 63

vii Drosera filiformis 64

Drosera capillaris 67

Drosera brevifolia 69

Difficult Identifications 70

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