The Transylvania Times -

By Gary Peeples
USFWS Public Relations Officer 

Pitcher Plants


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.

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