Bountiful in bogs and marshes across Newfoundland and Labrador, the purple pitcher plant is both a beautiful sight and a well-chosen floral emblem of our province.

Throughout the summer you’ll see its delicate flower raised high above the deadly pitcher (out of harm’s way!), but in October you’re more likely to see it like this, camouflaged among the other fall colours, with its flower fallen down and withered at the base:

Purple pitcher plant - Motion Path

Purple pitcher plant – Motion Path

It’s still quite beautiful as you can see, and Motion Path (near Petty Harbour) is one of the very best East Coast Trail hikes to go see them right now. 🙂