Sunday, May 08, 2011

Stink Bug Eating Plants

Yesterday, at the Flowermart in Baltimore, we discovered the Carnivorous Plant Nursery from Derwood Maryland. Inside their booth Mama Wordbones spotted a sign next to a tray of plants that read “I eat Stink Bugs, wasps, yellow jackets and other insects.”

That certainly got our attention.

The bugs are attracted to the nectar inside the "pitcher" and once they check in, they don't check out.

The plant is called a Purple Pitcher or Sarracenia purpurea and, according to the lady working the booth, it is also a native Maryland plant. 

There's nothing like using a native plant to fight an invasive bug.

Let a thousand purple pitchers bloom.
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