Photographer's Note

I call this photo "The Bog" as it is where you will find the floral Emblem (Pitcher Plant) of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland and Labrador was the last Province to join the Confederation of Canada in 1949, and selected the Pitcher Plant as it's floral emblem in 1954.

This carnivorous plant, thrives in the nutrient poor soil of the many bogs throughout the Province. You can see the frozen liquid in the plant, it's a mixture of mainly water with some digestive enzymes to extract the nutrients of ill fated misquotes.

The original inhabitants of Newfoundland (Beothuk Indians) had many medical uses for the plant. It can be used to treat such conditions as stomach cramps, fever/chills, ease the pain of childbirth, tuberculosis, and to ward off smallpox. Hence some may refer to it as the smallpox plant.

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