About eight species of Sarracenia
are native to southeastern North America.
Their tubular leaves trap insects. The leaf absorbs the minerals released from
the dissolved insects. This species is native from central Florida
to North Carolina.
The leaves are green with white spots and red veins. The leaf tip curves over
the top of the tube. The yellow flowers are not very conspicuous because they
are held on stalks shorter than the leaves and face downward.
See plants in moist areas on campus, such as Lake Oneida banks.
Herbaceous perennial with leaves about twelve to eighteen inches tall.
Light: full sun to part sun
Water: tolerates soggy situations
Soil: acidic, seasonally wet soils
This wide-spread pitcher plant is native to northeast Florida. These plants
are protected and may not be collected from the wild but garden-grown pitcher
plants are available from specialist nurseries.
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