Plants of the UNF Campus

Sarracenia minor - Hooded pitcher plant
Family Sarraceniaceae

Description:

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.

Location:

See plants in moist areas on campus, such as Lake Oneida banks.

Size:

Herbaceous perennial with leaves about twelve to eighteen inches tall.

Care Instructions:

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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