• The Prettiest of Carnivorous Plants

    9th July 2012Pretty as a pictureStephanie Donaldson

    Pinguicula is a carniverous butterwort

    Many carnivorous plants look quite sinister, but this certainly isn’t true of the large-flowered Pinguicula, commonly known as the butterwort.  This group I saw in the Picos was the best I’ve ever seen. Folklore has it that sycamore bowls rubbed with the leaf would help milk separate more quickly for butter making – or so our guide Lee told us.