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Floral Emblem - Pitcher Plant

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More than 100 years ago, Queen Victoria chose the pitcher plant to be engraved on a newly minted Newfoundland penny.

In 1954 the Newfoundland Cabinet designated this interesting plant as the official flower of the province.

The pitcher plant gets its nourishment from insects that are trapped and drown in a pool of water at the base of its tubular leaves. These plants, with their wine and green flowers, are found on bogs and marshes around the province.

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