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Trumpet-leaved pitcher plant Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava (trumpet-leaved pitcher plant) is a carnivorous plant, native to the New World and like other members of the genus Sarracenia, the plant traps insects using a rolled leaf, with the uppermost part of the leaf flared into a lid. From the USA.

These plants catch insects by means of a pitfall trap - an insect loses its footing while following a trail of nectar and then falls into the pitcher. This is one of the best-known of the genus and has seven different recognized forms, ranging from pure green to intensely red-veined.

You can adopt this entire species for £1,000. Your donation will used to maintain the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, ensure this species is kept safe forever in the vaults, and to collect more species in the future.

In addition to receiving your adoption pack featuring your certificate and photograph of the species (this will be posted to you, or the recipient), you will also be invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst. You'll meet the staff and see the vaults where your species is stored.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Jill Taylor on 020 8332 3248 or j.taylor@kew.org

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