Over 500,000 specimens
From snails to whales, algae to mahogany, our collections preserve an astonishing range of species illustrating the breadth and complexity of our Earth's biodiversity.
The great pitcher plant works by collecting water in its “pitcher.” Insects attracted to the plant become trapped in the liquid and are slowly digested. The plant is then able to consume the matter collected and utilize it for energy.
This species is widely variable in terms of pitcher size and markings. Its native range stretches from Southeast Asia to parts of Africa such as New Guinea but is a commonly cultivated plant around the world.
Come visit the Morrill greenhouses to relieve the stress of the upcoming finals! We're located on the first floor of Morrill III and are open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.