Thumb of 2014-11-03/Maiden/37348b@Maiden submitted this image in the Tropicals and Orchids category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

Maiden added a caption:Heliamphora minor var. minor Carnivorous plant, auyan tepui, Venezuella, South America. From my personnal collection.

This image is in the plant database under Sun Pitcher (Heliamphora minor)

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Nov 12, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Heucheras Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
I would have never guessed that. It is too pretty for that!! but I guess that is what makes it attractive to bugs too.

Thanks for submitting so we now have another plant to track.

Forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS. Great photography and wonderful subject.
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Nov 12, 2014 10:25 PM CST
Montreal, Canada
Gardeners are artists!
Bromeliad Region: Canadian Cat Lover Container Gardener Foliage Fan Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Pollen collector Tropicals Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Thanks :))

The little red thing at the end of each pitcher is called a nectar spoon. The plant produce a sweet smelly nectar and many flying insects fight for that nectar, fall into the pitcher and drown into the water inside. After a while, that water became very rich in nitrogen, and the plant absorb the nutritive soup. Smiling
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Nov 12, 2014 10:29 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Heucheras Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Well, that is one way to make soup. Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks for that explanation, I would never have known.

You are so right -- Gardeners are Artists and Garden Photographers help us see it even more so.
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Nov 12, 2014 10:56 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Congratulations, Maiden! Very beautiful photo I tip my hat to you.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Nov 13, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Montreal, Canada
Gardeners are artists!
Bromeliad Region: Canadian Cat Lover Container Gardener Foliage Fan Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Pollen collector Tropicals Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Thanks Vickie Smiling
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Nov 13, 2014 11:53 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Well, Maiden, you sure picked the right photo with a subject that has finesse, technique and function!
Congratulations on your win. Hurray!
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Nov 13, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Montreal, Canada
Gardeners are artists!
Bromeliad Region: Canadian Cat Lover Container Gardener Foliage Fan Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Pollen collector Tropicals Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Smiling Thx bev !
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Nov 14, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Name: Magga
Reykjavik, Iceland (Zone 4a)
Region: Europe Foliage Fan Roses Peonies Lilies Dog Lover
Ferns Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Sempervivums
Congratulations Maiden. Your photo of this beautiful and special plant was the star of the show.🌟
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Nov 14, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Montreal, Canada
Gardeners are artists!
Bromeliad Region: Canadian Cat Lover Container Gardener Foliage Fan Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Pollen collector Tropicals Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Thx magga XxX Smiling
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Nov 20, 2014 2:40 PM CST
JC NJ/So FL (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Hydroponics Houseplants Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography
Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
bravo, maiden! both your plants and your photos are superb! makes me want to go looking for them.
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Nov 26, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
I thought I had posted to this photo?
This was one of my top 3 for the final vote.
I loved so much about this photo. Composition, lighting, detail, colors, and a feeling of drama. Thumbs up
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Nov 27, 2014 8:29 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I love it too! So very interesting. This plant is so naughty to trick the bugs like that, wink! Circle of life I suppose.
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Nov 29, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Montreal, Canada
Gardeners are artists!
Bromeliad Region: Canadian Cat Lover Container Gardener Foliage Fan Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Pollen collector Tropicals Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Sorry for the late reply!

Thanks for the kind words! I tip my hat to you.
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Dec 5, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
Herbs Miniature Gardening Region: Virginia Garden Art Frogs and Toads
Gorgeous photo!!
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