You know that feeling… there was so much delicious food, and you just couldn’t help yourself… well, you are not alone.

In the limery, sunshine entices the flies in and then they can’t get out. This mass influx gets seduced by the pitcher plants and doesn’t last long. However, I noticed yesterday that the three largest pitchers of the Sarracenia leucophylla (which I’ve only had a couple of months) were looking rather sickly:

On further investigation I discovered that they may have over-indulged as the slender pitchers are full nearly to the top:

Fortunately, new young pitchers are growing to replace these, but I think the moral of the story is ‘over-eating can be fatal’!


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