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Introduction to the growth habits of Sarracenia

2011-08-30 20:51 Source: http: //www.flower-fans.com Author: Flower Soul

Cordyceps Latin: Sarracenia

>Subjects/genus: Sarraceniaceae/Sarracenia genus, including 9 species or up to 13 species unique bottle plants in North America.

The Sarraceniaceae also includes two other species-the cobra Sarracenia and the Sarracenia sun.

Sarracenia is a carnivorous plant, native to the east coast of the United States, Texas, the Great Lakes region, and southern Canada.

>Origin distribution/Adaptation area: Most species only appear in the southeastern United States only purple bottle grass appears in areas with lower temperatures.

The leaves of Sarracenia evolve into a funnel-shaped trap, and produce enzymes to break down the prey that falls into it Sarracenia and Sarracenia cobra do not have much liquid inside; Sarracenia and Sun Sarracenia will fill the bottle with rain,But the digestive juice is not as much as Nepenthes; the method of breaking down insects will be mentioned later.

Insects are attracted by the odor secreted by the bottle mouth and cap glands, and the back of the bottle is exposed to sunlight, which will reveal the light like stained glass, which will also induce insects to go.
The smooth mouth of the bottle makes it easy for insects to fall into the bottle, and the dead insects are decomposed and become the nutrients of the Sarracenia. Not all Sarracenia bottles contain water, only the Sarracenia deliberately makes the bottle contain rainwater.
In fact, other types of bottle caps will prevent rainwater from entering the bottle, so as to prevent flying prey from escaping the bottle.

>Growth habit: In general carnivorous plants, Sarracenia usually lives in damp places for years, and nitrate-based nutrients are continuously washed away by water or cannot be used due to low soil pH; while Sarracenia canAttracts prey, so it has a competitive advantage over other plants.

Sarracenia is a perennial herb. Bottle-like leaves grow from the growing point of the underground stem in a rosette shape. The leaves are divided into replenishment leaves and sword-shaped leaves without replenishment functions. The opening of the replenishment leaves is upward., Facing the center, the shape is a vertical tube also bottle-shaped, trumpet-shaped, and a lid extends from the entrance above the bottle. There are usually "lips" around the mouth of the bottle, which secrete honey and smell, and the lid itself also produces honeySugar, but less.

>morphological characteristics:
Regardless of the type of Sarracenia, the bottle-shaped tube can be divided into 3~5 areas: the first area is the bottle cap, the second area is the lips and the mouth, and the third and fourth areas some types areTogether and the fifth area only the fifth area of ​​the purple bottle plant is the main body of the bottle. These areas have specific functions and conform to their morphological characteristics.

Most of the flowers of Sarracenia are scented. These scents are changeable, but they are usually strong and even pungent. Especially Yellow Sarracenia has a strong odor and smells a bit like cat urine.

>Growth cycle:
The bottle grows from the end of flowering until late autumn. In late autumn, the bottle begins to wither, and the plant grows sword-shaped leaves or leaf-shaped stalks that do not have the function of replenishing insects. Due to the reduction of insects in winter, the weather changesCold also reduces the metabolism and other functions of plants. At this time, it is not cost-effective to spend energy on growing insect leaves. Sword-shaped leaves are a more economical choice.

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