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Sarracenia flava L.
Yellow pitcherplant, Trumpets
USDA Symbol: SAFL4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A carnivorous plant bearing showy, bright yellow, drooping flowers and erect, trumpet-shaped, hollow, inflated leaves; flowers have a musty odor.
This mostly southern plant has hollow leaves that fill with water in which insects and other small organisms drown; their soft parts are then digested by the plant. A similar species, Trumpet Pitcher-plant (S. alata), with fiddle-shaped petals and leaves without the purple constriction at the base of the hood, is found from Alabama west to Texas; its range apparently does not overlap with that of Trumpets. Green Pitcher-plant (S. oreophila), found in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, is classified as an endangered species.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
, VA Native Distribution:
New Jersey; Virginia south to Florida and west to Alabama. Native Habitat:
Wet pinelands and bogs.
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Plant identification, green and tube-like
September 18, 2008
LOOKING FOR NAME OF A GREEN TUBE-LIKE PLANT (SHAPED LIKE A CALLA LILY). THE VEINS ARE VISIBLE. MAYBE IN CLUSTER
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National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Newark, DEMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-30
Research By: TWC Staff