Mountain Sweet Pitcher Plant
Better than the Venus Fly Trap
Native to the mountain bogs of North and South Carolina, the Mountain Sweet Pitcher Plant is a carnivorous plant that uses acid to attract and dissolve its prey. Due to habitat destruction as a result of development, the mountain bogs of the Carolinas can no longer support our lovely pitchers! They are now an endangered species!
We Need our Sweet Pitchers
Sweet pitchers have been incredibly important. They have been utilized for a variety of uses including the creation life saving drugs, helping to create stronger hybrid crops, and even inspiring some Pokemon! Also, without these wonderful carnivores, nutrients in the mountain bog environment would not be cycled and flys would overrun the bogs!