A plant growing about 3 feet high which carries at the end of its leaves a hollow flower or fruit resembling a small vase, with its own lid, a wonderful sight. After rain these flowers are full of water, each one containing a good half-glass. Pitcher-Plants of Borneo
The plant attracts its insect prey with secretions from the lip of the pitcher leaves. Slippery footing at the pitcher's rim, aided in at least one species by a narcotic drug lacing the nectar, causes insects to fall inside, where they are digested by the plant.