Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

H2O

Administrator
Staff member
Welcome!

You do indeed live in an amazing area for carnivorous plants! The next time you visit a local bog feel free to post some pictures, we would all love to see them.

Justin
 

Joanie

Sprout
Hi Justin ... Pitcher plants are fairly well known here - but I don't know of any others to look for - do you have any suggestions? The place I'm thinking of has a large cranberry bog. It's also where a small fresh water river/stream empties into the ocean. There is a good size pond that is fed by both the ocean and the lake. I've seen some unusual mushrooms there too.

Joanie
 

H2O

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Joanie,

Pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea) are definitely iconic on the East Coast. When you find Sarracenia purpurea do a quick search around the area and you will very likely find Drosera. There are 3 species that I know grow in that area and a fourth that i have yet to find a report of. In your area you will see Drosera rotundifolia and Drosera intermedia, you also live in the only province in Canada that had Drosera filiformis but you would need to travel to the very southern tip of Nova Scotia to see them. The 4th, Drosera anglica, has mixed reports. All of these species of Drosera are going to be in the moe "boggy" areas and sometimes in the small pools that form in bogs. You also have EIGHT species of Utricularia!!! Higher then many of the other provinces. Although some of these are very rare, reports of the follow occur in your area Utricularia cornuta, geminiscapa, gibba, intermedia, macrorhiza, minor, purpurea, and resupinata.

I am particularly interested in any species you might find to add to our database as there are not a lot of CP enthusiasts out East!

Justin
 
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