The windows that confuse and exhaust the plant's victims "if I try just a little bit harder I'm sure I can get out this way..." are evident all across the top of the pitcher.
Moving to the sarracenia you can see the downward pointing hairs that make it difficult for the prey to climb out of the pitchers. Slide down so easily, then fight your way back out...
I did a brief search to learn if the water that fills the pitchers in a strong rain plays a part in the process, but couldn't find anything to substantiate the idea.
Please speak up if you know. I swear I once read something about the reflection encouraging victims to take the plunge.
These are such interesting plants.
I count myself lucky to be able grow them.
Weather Diary, Jan 25: Hi 44, Low 36/ Precip trace
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