Plant Profiles in Chemical Ecology

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Enol diacetal monoterpene

Purple Pitchers: Deathly Allure and Cell Protector

The purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a carnivorous plant commonly found in bogs or wetlands. It uses its appearance and chemistry to attract prey, then uses pitcher fluid to trap them. Can something that uses such deception have any redeeming qualities?

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