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Sarracenia flava (Yellow pitcherplant)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava L.

Yellow pitcherplant, Trumpets

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , NJ , SC , 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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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Longwood Gardens - Newark, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Sarracenia flava in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sarracenia flava in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sarracenia flava

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-07-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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