Sedentary photosynthetic producers. Also active consumers?
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Sarracenia - The North American Pitcher Plants
Sarracenia are pitcher plants native to eastern North America. The genus is comprised of 11 to 15 species depending on which source you consult.
Background photo: Sarracenia leucopylla
Darlingtonia - The Cobra Plant
Darlingtonia is a genus with only one species: Darlingtonia californica. The Cobra Plant is native to the western United States around northern California and Oregon.
Cephalotus - The Australian Pitcher Plant
A totally bizarre plant, Cephalotus, like Darlingtonia, is a monotypic genus. The only species is Cephalotus follicularis. It is native to the extreme southwestern corner of Australia.
Heliamphora - The Sun Pitchers
Heliamphora are elegant pitcher plants that live on the tepuis of northern South America.
Nepenthes - The Tropical Pitcher Plants
The genus Nepenthes claims southeast Asia as its home base.
Background photo: Nepenthes boschiana
Aldrovanda - The Waterwheel Plant
An aquatic version of the Venus flytrap, the monotypic genus Aldrovanda is located in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Dionaea - The Venus Flytrap
The famous Venus flytrap is native to North and South Carolina in the United States.
Drosophyllum - The Dewy Pine
Unique among carnivorous plants, the Dewy Pine lives in dry habitats in Portugal.
Drosera - The Sundews
Drosera is a diverse genus that stretches across all 6 habitable continents.
Background photo: Drosera tracyi
Byblis - The Rainbow Plants
Byblis is found in Australia and New Guinea.
Pinguicula - The Butterworts
While located across North America, Europe, and South America, the genus Pinguicula explodes into a dazzling multitude of species in Central America.
Background photo: Pinguicula x 'Sethos'
Genlisea - The Corkscrew Plant
Genlisea's traps are underground.
Utricularia - The Bladderworts
Diverse like Drosera, Utricularia have small traps that quickly suck in prey.