Happy Flower Friday! Can you guess these carnivorous plant flowers?

Happy Friday! I’m calling today Flower Friday, because that’s what I got for ya! Let’s start with a game of “Can You Guess the Plant Name From the Flower?” I’m giving you three carnivorous plant flowers that look very similar. No cheating (ie: looking at past posts or file names)!

Flower of carnivorous sundew, Drosera venusta.

Flower of carnivorous sundew, Drosera spatulata.

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The answers are at the bottom of this post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the meantime, here’s some more carnivorous plant flower action for your viewing pleasure!

My first butterwort flower! Pinguicula “Sethos” has possibly the short flower stalk I’ve seen on a carnivorous plant. Though you gotta love the sticky, hungry, dewy bits all over the flower parts as well!

Pinguicula "Sethos" flower stalk.

Flower of carnivorous butterwort, Pinguicula "Sethos".

 

A pretty red flower from Sarracenia “Hummer’s Hammerhead”! It reminds me of a red apple. I applied pollen from my Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea to a few of “Hummer’s Hammerhead” flowers. It was totally amateurish, but we’ll see if any viable seeds form!

Carnivorous pitcher plant flower. Sarracenia "Hummer's Hammerhead".

Just because it’s so pretty, here’s the Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea flower again!

The flower of a carnivorous North American pitcher plant. (Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea.)

 

The shape of Utricularia sandersonii flowers look interesting and unusual even before they become angry bunnies!

Carnivorous bladderwort Utricularia sandersonii flower blooming.

 

I suppose this angry bunny is a lop-eared variety? Hah! It actually got a bit beaten up by recent rain we had here in California.

"Angry Bunny Flower". Carnivorous bladderwort utricularia sandersonii.

 

The Drosera spatuala are doing what they do best: looking cute and dewy, and putting up flower stalks like nobody’s business!

Carnivorous sundew plants in a doll head planter

Carnivorous sundew plants with flower stalks.

I’ve got an intense urge to find more doll heads. More carnivorous plants need to become doll brains!

Thanks for viewing and playing! ย The answers to the first three pictures are below! How did you do? Tell me in a comment! If you liked these photos, please share this post! Have an excellent weekend!

Answers!
1. Drosera venusta
2. Drosera spatulata
3. Drosera nidiformis

 

2 comments

  1. Kelley Arant says:

    Hi there Maria!!
    I am embarrassingly GIDDY over this site and blog. Carnivorous plants are my NEW obsession!!
    It’s not like I have a ton of time on my hands and bored and looking for a 5 minute hobby.. Our 4 kiddos keep us pretty busy…Aeden 16, Riley 9, Corbyn 6, and Georgia-Rose 2yrs old… I am a very proud Navy wife โš“ and also a Navy Vet.. But in 2011 I lost my right lower leg. So I am a 36yr old Right below the knee amputee..stay at home Mommy to our incredible youngins… But really needed a hobby that doesn’t require a lot of walking or running… And I L๐ŸŒธVE carnivorous plants!! Your blog and website has gotten me so excited that I purchased 3 plants and basics for getting started today!!!! I cant wait to post my own pics of my little hungry babies on here.. After reading a lot of your tips and care advice.. I feel ready & so confident & capable!
    Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to write and post about this… Much Carnivorous Love..Kelley

    • Maria says:

      Kelly, thank you so much, not only for your sweet comment (totally made my day!) but especially for your service and your bravery!

      I’m glad carnivorous plants make you as giddy as they do me! ๐Ÿ˜€ They are really low maintenance and easy once you get the hang of them. They’re also a great way to get kids interested in nature, gardening, and science! Hopefully your whole family will share in the obsession too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see the photos!

      Cheers,
      Maria

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