While hiking in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada, visitors will find many intriguing types of plants, one being the Pitcher plant. This Pitcher plant blossoms in the sunlight near a waterfall along the Tablelands Trail with its flower blossoming in dark red hues.
The Pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant which has a deep cavity filled with liquid attracting various insects and slippery sides so that nothing can escape. The insects drown and their body slowly dissolves changing into a mixture of amino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea which the plant feeds on.
A Pitcher plant grows in areas where the soil lacks minerals and the Tablelands Trail in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is the ideal location for these plants. Throughout Newfoundland, Canada, many Pitcher plants can be found along bogs and marshes and it has become a symbol which represents Newfoundland and Labrador's natural wilderness beauty.... continue below the picture...
Pitcher Plant near a waterfall along the Tablelands Trail in Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Highway 431, Northern Peninsula, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.