SCARLET BELLE PITCHER PLANT, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
1/200 sec. f6.3
Common at garden stores and easy to grow in clumps, this colorful, low-lying pitcher plant lies in wait for ants and other tiny bugs to wander into its gullet, where it drowns them with narcotic-laced nectar. If you want a predator in your house this one is a lot easier to keep than a piranha in an aquarium. More useful, too.