There are 4 genera of carnivorous plants (insect eaters) which grow in Saskatchewan - two of which can be found within 75 km of our home in Regina. All share the same strategy of consuming insects to provide them with extra nitrogen often lacking in their nutrient-poor, native habitat.
These plants all like it wet, varying from wet prairie, to standing water in bogs and sloughs. But the best place to find them are acidic bogs in the boreal forest.
They all produce flowers, and rely on insects to pollinate them, the same as the plants in your garden. However, these carnivorous plants will devour their pollinators if they can.
Most are rare, and should not be dug up.
|Drosera anglica||(Oblong-leaved Sundew)|
|Drosera linearis||(Slender-Leaved Sundew)|
|Drosera rotundifolia||(Round-leaved Sundew)|
|Pinguicula villosa||(Small Butterwort)|
|Sarracenia purpurea||(Purple Pitcherplant)|
|Utricularia cornuta||(Horned Bladderwort)|
|Utricularia intermedia||(Flat-leaved Bladderwort)|
|Utricularia minor||(Lesser Bladderwort)|
|Utricularia vulgaris||(Greater Bladderwort)|