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Species: Sarracenia rubra (Sarraceniaceae) (Sweet Pitcherplant)



Interesting fact: The flowers radiate a strong sweet scent


Species: Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae) (Purple Pitcher Plant)

Habitat: sphagnum bogs


Interesting fact: The inner surface is covered with downward-pointing hairs, which make it difficult for insects to crawl out of the pitcher.

Species: Sarracenia flava (Sarraceniaceae)  (Yellow Pitcher Plant)


Habitat: damp and swampy locations



Interesting fact: They are famous for having a strong, cat-pee smell. It doesn’t have to move to capture its insects. The insects are attracted by nectar produced by glands around the outer edge of the hood and underneath the hood where it attaches to the mouth of the trumpet.

Species: Spiranthes cernua (Orchidaceae) (nodding ladies’ tresses)

Habitat:  bogs, moist meadows


Interesting fact:

Species: Pogonia ophioglossoides (Orchidaceae) (rose pogonia)

Habitat: acidic, boggy conditions in marshy meadows or grassy seepage slopes


Interesting fact: Much of Pogonia ophioglossoides’ habitat has been destroyed due to construction and herbicide treatment of ditches and waterways. These habitats are especially sensitive to changes in hydrology.

This small terrestrial orchid bears one to three flowers that have a scent like raspberries.

Species: Calopgon tuberosus (Orchidaceae) (Grass-Pink)

Habitat: bogs or meadows with wet, acidic soil


Interesting fact: Its genus name is derived from the Greek for beautiful beard, and the species name is Latin for tuberous

Species: Vaccinium macrocarpon (Ericaceae) (Cranberry)

Habitat: Coastal areas; cool bogs & swamps


Interesting fact:

Species: Ledum groenlandicum (Ericaceae) (Labrador Tea)

Habitat: cold bogs, peaty soil


Interesting fact: The edges of the Labrador tea leaf are rolled under, and the underside is covered with a thick layer of tan fuzz.

Species: Kalmia polifolia (Ericaceae) (Bog Laurel)


Habitat: Cold bogs; cold, wet, mountain meadows


Interesting fact: All parts. Highly Toxic, Maybe Be Fatal if Eaten

Species: Kalmia angustifolia (Ericaceae) (Sheep Laurel)

Habitat: Wet or dry pastures & thickets; swamp & bog borders; wooded stream banks


Interesting fact: This plant is poisonous to livestock. It is also called lambkill