Last updated 2/1/2016 at 9:59am
There is a bog northeast of Brevard, owned by a private landowner dedicated to its conservation, that is renowned among biologists for its abundant poison sumac, which frequently causes visitors to succumb to poison ivy-like reactions in the days following their visit. But wander through the muck and between the poison sumac stems long enough and you'll be rewarded with a glimpse of a thriving pitcher plant population.
Pitcher plants are one of a handful of varieties of carnivorous plants, which use their animal prey to supplement meager nutrient uptake from poor soils.
As their name im...