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 Cephalotus follicularis, Australian Pitcher Plant care, Carnivorous Plants
The Australian Pitcher Plant is native to south-western Australia.
Cephalotus follicularis has a white collar around the pitcher opening which is slippery and heavily baited with nectar.
Since I grow this plant in a terrarium it does not get any food. /elgecko1989/Cephalotus_follicularis.html   (492 words)

 Milkweed Plants * Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) * Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) * Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed) *
Usually blooming June thru July, this plant serves as a nectar source for several butterfly species and as a host plant for Monarch butterflies.
Usually growing 18"-24" high, Butterfly Weed attracts numerous butterfly species for nectaring and it is sometimes utilized as a host plant for Monarch butterflies.
Used as a nectar source by many other butterfly species and also by hummingbirds. /milkweed.htm   (888 words)

 Ecology: Nectar-robbing bumble bees reduce the fitness of Ipomopsis Aggregata - Polemoniaceae
We examined the effects of nectar robbing on both a per-flower and a per-plant basis because the effects of robbing might be seen at either of these hierarchical levels, and a knowledge of the effects at both levels provides strength to their interpretation.
Nevertheless, the interactions between plants and nectar robbers may be important to both the ecology and evolution of flowering plants.
Nectaries are located at the base of the flowers, and nectar is produced at a rate of 1-5 [[micro]liter] of nectar[center dot][flower.sup.-1][center dot][d.sup.-1], with a concentration of 20-25% sucrose equivalents (Pleasants 1983). /p/articles/mi_m2120/is_5_80/ai_55438280   (888 words)

 Hummingbird Feeders
Water and sugar (usually sucrose) are the only constituents common to all natural nectars; most also contain traces of minerals and amino acids, but they vary from plant to plant, and probably are of little dietary importance.
Hummingbirds get the energy they need to maintain their astonishing metabolism primarily from flower nectar and the sugar water they find at feeders (here's the recipe).
For protein and other nutrients, they also eat soft-bodied insects and spiders; I like Bob Sargent's perspective: "Hummers need nectar to power the bug eating machine that they are." Think of them as miniature flycatchers, and sugar is just the fuel for getting their real nourishment. /feeders.html   (888 words)

 Sarracenia, American Pitcher Plant care, Carnivorous Plants
American Pitcher plants traps are long and tubular which attract insects by color and nectar.
pitcher plant is native to the southeastern United States with the exception of one, which grows all the way up to Canada.
I have read were the Pitcher Plant's seem to be happy completely waterlogged, but have not grown mine that way. /elgecko1989/Sarracenia.html   (245 words)

 Hooded Pitcher Plant
The hooded pitcher plant is also susceptible to fungus which usually occurs on older growth due in part to the nectar which the plant produces.
As with other species of Sarraacenia, the Hooded pitcher plant grows best in damp areas, but it’s not uncommon to find this species growing in dry areas.
The top of the leaf is curved over the opening of the trap to form a hood, which gives the hooded pitcher plant its name. /plants/hpp_b.htm   (515 words)

 Friends of the Big Bend National Park - The Century Plant
The century plant's chief pollinator is the Mexican long nosed bat, the only nectar feeding bat in the United States.
A variety of birds-hummingbirds, western tanagers, Scott's orioles-visit the century plant for nectar and bugs.
The plant also provided soap from the roots, building materials from the stalk, and from the leaves, a source of fiber for thread, snares, bowstrings, cradles, mats, ropes and sandals. /centuryplant.html   (497 words)

 Plant Life in the Scottish Highlands - The Mountain Pastures--Plants of the Rocks and Screes
This plant is found chiefly in the north-west Highlands and in the north, especially where limestone is found.
Of these two plants the Alpine Rock Cress (Arabis alpina) is a very rare mountain plant found on dry, rocky ledges of the Coolin Mountains of Skye, and the Northern Rock Cress (Arabis petraea) is fairly common in the western and northern Highlands.
This is very important to the welfare of a plant growing in regions where good soil is scarce and each inch of soil must be fought for and held. /gardening/plantlife/chapter7.htm   (4295 words)

To attract butterflies to your Butterfly Garden, you need plants that are attract butterflies for their nectar or as a place to lay their eggs.
Butterflies go to flowers to feed on nectar but they also need plants suitable for their eggs.
The second type of plant is a plant for the larvae. /entomology/garden.htm   (1354 words)

 DesignTyme's Garden: Annuals: Calibrachoa
You can expect hummingbirds to visit your garden when you plant Calibrachoa because they love the large trumpet shaped flowers and itÆs good nectar source.For zones 9-11, this plant can also be a perennial. /plantnursery/Calibrachoa.html   (1470 words)

 Flower Resources - Red Flower
Nectar recipe and instructions on feeder cleaning, preferred plants and where to place your nectar feeder.
Photographs, descriptions, and keys to the flowering and non-flowering plants of Missouri.
Exotic multi-colored hybridized and standard hibiscus plants, flowers, and trees. /redflower   (1470 words)

 Nectar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nectar source — in botany, the sugar-rich liquid produced by the flowers of plants in order to attract pollinating animals.
Some carnivorous plants will use nectar to lure prey insects into the trap organs of the plant.
Nectar is also mentioned in Hindu mythology, specifically in the Upanishads and the Puranas. /wiki/Nectar   (1470 words)

 Flowering Plant Reproduction Lecture
Flowers have coevolved with insects for millions of years so many characteristics of flowers -- shape, color, nectar, and odor -- are designed to attract pollinators (not to be beautiful in the eyes of humans).
A flower is the plant organ where sex occurs, seeds are formed and fruit develops.
Flowers are the reproductive organs of the angiosperms. /~dayvdanls/plant_reproduction.html   (1029 words)

 Cotton History
Cotton produces a sweet nectar that attracts a variety of destructive insect pests, including the boll weevil, bollworm, armyworm, and the red spider.
It was one of the earliest crops grown by European settlers, having been planted at the Jamestown colony in 1607.
Cotton, belonging to a family that includes hibiscus and okra, produces a natural vegetable fiber used in the manufacture of cloth. /cotton_history.html   (518 words)

Velvet mesquite provides an excellent source of nectar for honey bees and is one of the most valuable honey plants in Arizona [ 80 ].
Velvet mesquite leaves comprised 0.3 percent of the mule deer's diet during the spring, 2.9 percent during the autumn, and 4.9 percent during the winter, while fruits comprised 24.0 percent of the mule deer's summer diet [ 110 ].
Velvet mesquite leaflets are generally short, hairy, and closely spaced; those of honey mesquite are long, linear, glabrous and widely spaced; those of western honey mesquite are intermediate [ 6 ]. /database/feis/plants/tree/provel/all.html   (518 words)

 Wild Plants of Malta and Gozo - Plant: Urginea maritima (Sea Squill )
The flowers of the plant are a good nectar-producers [274]
Scilla maritima was the name given by Linnaeus, but this was changed to Urginea, in allusion to the Algerian tribe Ben Urgin, near Boma, where Steinheil in 1834 examined this plant, removing it from the genus Scilla.
Scilla, the classical name of the plant, is derived from a Greek word meaning to excite or disturb, as an emetic does the stomach. /WildPlants/LILI/Urginea_maritima.html   (518 words)

 Traffic Bulletin: Pitcher plant trade
Pitchers of Sarracenia are typically adorned with vertical red veins that encircle the leaf and are connected by smaller, web-like veins that guide insects to sources of nectar and the "pit-fall" trap.
Carnivorous plants are an enigmatic group of plants that use specialized morphological adaptations, known as traps, to capture small animals, primarily insects, for supplementary nutrition.
Although the whole plant may sometimes be removed, typically, it is the funnel-shaped section of the White-topped Pitcher-plant, or pitcher, which is harvested from the wild for the US domestic trade. /bulletin/archive/june98/pitcher-plant-trade.html   (4124 words)

 * Insectivorous plant - (Gardening): Definition
These insectivorous plants lure their prey using a sweet smelling nectar.
Most of these plants grow in swamps where it is difficult to obtain nitrogen...
Plants that will trap and digest insects that will supply them with nitrogen. /gardening/insectivorous_plant.html   (4124 words)

 Garden Plant
To successfully attract butterflies and keep them visiting, you will want to plant a variety of both host and nectar plants.
THIS BAMBOO is the native plant that has been displaced by imports.
Plant material in the garden will change with the seasons. /garden/garden-plant.html   (4124 words)

 Science News: Isn't It a Bloomin' Crime? - insects that take nectar from plants without pollinating them
"[A]ll plants must suffer in some degree when bees obtain their nectar in a felonious manner...," he wrote in an 1872 treatise.
She removed nectar from all the blossoms via a syringe put down the flower's tube, then replaced it in a fraction of both the snipped and the unsnipped blooms.
When she cut a nectar hole, stole the nectar, and then dusted pollen onto the female organs, the flower set seed perfectly well. /p/articles/mi_m1200/is_16_159/ai_74981867   (1478 words)

 Oregon State University, LANDSCAPE PLANTS, Vol. 2
The classification of members of this genus is confused and confusing and Phillips and Barber (1981, p.154) have expressed this as followes: "Hebe was herself a goddess, but she was also a handmaid to the senior gods, whose goblets she was required to keep filled with nectar.
She seems to have been a bit of a tippler herself, for the plants she has godmothered are a pretty mixed up lot.
They are some of the toughest evergreen landscape plants, and because of this they are often overused. /dept/ldplants/2plants.htm   (4067 words)

 Hebe's Lip
Hebe was the goddess of Youth and Spring and served nectar and ambrosia to the gods.
My plant is only two years old and definitely looks like it hasn't reached its full size yet.
The blooms of Hebe's Lip are semi-double, almost single, opening to show off plenty of golden stamens. /cnetter/rose_tour/hebes_lip.html   (196 words)

 Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
In this species the nectar spur is reduced to a small pouch and the appendages on the lower anthers are also reduced, visible here only as two greenish ridges on the lower anthers.
Viola sempervirens, evergreen violet, W of Santiam Pass, OR Viola tricolor, pansy.
Viola glabella, wood violet, 1- Mt. Spokane, WA, 2002, 2 - Alsea Falls, OR, 2002. /faculty/carr/viol.htm   (370 words)

 Native Plants of Piha
The Waitakere Ranges and West Coast contain a unique range of 542 plant species in distinct ecological habitats, ranging from the herb fields of the wind and spray-swept coastal cliffs and the wetlands of Te Henga to the dense sub-tropical forests of the ranges.
They need to be stratified before planting by putting in the fridge for 6-8 weeks, mixed with some damp sand and put in a plastic bag or jar, before planting in spring.
The flowers produce abundant nectar and attract insects and bees. /natives.htm   (370 words)

 Sarracenia (pitcher plant)
S. minor (hooded pitcher plant) Leaves generally 10 to 20 inches; green to yellow sometimes with maroon and top is covered by hood with transparent spots.
S. leucophylla (drummondii) (white top pitcher plant) Leaves are 10 inches to 3 feet or more not uncommon; green to reddish-brown at bottom with hood and opening area white and sometimes with red veins.
The unwary victim is attracted to the pitcher mouth by nectar which has been secreted by glands in that area. /id6.htm   (458 words)

 Arethusa bulbosa L.
Since the plants don not typically persist very long, collection from the wild is unwise.
DESCRIPTION: Plant arising from a small, round corm rather loosely attached to the substrate in which is growing (typically Sphagnum).
POLLINATION: The flowers of Arethusa offer little or no nectar reward to their pollinators, even though they are attractively colored and sweetly scented. /Orchids/Arethusa.html   (458 words)

 Oregon State University, LANDSCAPE PLANTS, Vol. 2
The classification of members of this genus is confused and confusing and Phillips and Barber (1981, p.154) have expressed this as followes: "Hebe was herself a goddess, but she was also a handmaid to the senior gods, whose goblets she was required to keep filled with nectar.
She seems to have been a bit of a tippler herself, for the plants she has godmothered are a pretty mixed up lot.
They are some of the toughest evergreen landscape plants, and because of this they are often overused. /dept/ldplants/2plants.htm   (458 words)

 Nectar source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A good predictor for when a plant will bloom and produce nectar is a calculation of the growing degree days.
The nectar source in a given area depends on the type of vegetation present and the length of their bloom period.
The classification in major or minor nectar source is very dependent on the agricultural use of the land. /wiki/Nectar_source   (317 words)

 Rhodes University / Library / Theses / 2003 / Merti / ?template=print
In order to determine the available nectar yield of common plant species hourly secretion of nectar volumes was measured for 24 hours to determine the variation of available nectar during different times of the day.
In all nectar producing species the nectar volume was high in the early morning and declined as the day progressed.
The key aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the Cape honeybees utilize the fynbos species as the preferred source of nectar and pollen. /library/theses/2003/merti?template=print   (446 words)

 Tropical Pitcher Plants
Upper and lower pitchers often differ in color on the same plant.
The colorful thickened rim of a pitcher secretes nectar to attract insects which become trapped inside.
Insectivorous perennial from Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Borneo and Queensland. /site/562173/page/153859   (446 words)

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