And that is the plant I took my username from!This is a Nepenthes. The trap is also a modified leaf, and it contains chemical to sedate it's prey, as well as surfactants to wet insects which drowns them faster. They get big enough to catch rats, and there is documentary proof that they do.
My Mom gave me these this weekend. They're really pretty and have some strange tentacles coming off the back of the flower. Never seen any flower like it, not sure what they are.
Here's another strange flower. My Mom told me it's a tropical plant that's "rare and expensive" but she doesn't know what it's called. Anyone have any ideas?
To be more specific on the second picture, Billbergia nutans.The second is a bromiliad.