Catchfly Caught a Fly


This is a wild flower called Fire Pink – known also as Catch-fly. Bugs get stuck in the white fibers of the stem. Fire Pink is not a carnivore flower – it just like to catch those buzzers 🙂 but does not eat them!
Look carefully to find the tiny fly.

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14 Responses to “Catchfly Caught a Fly”

  1. Nukke Says:

    So beautiful red fly catcher !!!! Those don’t grow in Finland 🙂

  2. Leora Says:

    Oooh, now that’s one pretty red flower. Thanks for telling us all about your bug-catching beauty.

  3. happilyretired Says:

    What a fascinating red flower! Thanks for dropping by Small Reflections.
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. annie Says:

    So pretty. Like a starburst and a shooting star.

    To answer your question, the ship’s wheel was in an antique shop in a little town in the California Gold Country called Murphys.

  5. ellievellie Says:

    Annie, looks like it is full of treasures!

  6. dianne Says:

    looks a bit like a pin wheel, very pretty

  7. marites Says:

    that is one flower that has vibrant red color..beautiful!

  8. NikkiD Says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. To answer your question, yes it was Asheboro Zoo.

    I love your Red Flowers!

  9. srp Says:

    I guess it just holds the fly for a passing bird or spider. Or not. It is a beautiful flower though.

  10. ilanadavita Says:

    Very pretty flower. It looks delicate and yet it must be lethal to the insects it catches.

  11. Carletta Says:

    A vibrant red!
    Interesting about the fly catching.

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

  12. Ralph Says:

    When this flower is open, our imaginations can go wild, sort of: it could be a spinning propeller, a ruby starfish, or even a red asterisk…the mind works well with such natural beauty!

  13. Baron' Life Says:

    again, my favorite color combos…

  14. ellievellie Says:

    “Catchy” flower 🙂

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