Sarracenia leucophylla Raf.
Crimson pitcherplant, Crimson Pitcher-plant
Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)
Synonym(s): Sarracenia drummondii
USDA Symbol: SALE4
A carnivorous plant bearing nodding, brownish-red flowers and clusters of erect, hollow, pitcher-like leaves; each leaf colored at top with reddish-purple veins on a white background and topped by an erect, roundish, wavy-edged hood.
Insects and other small organisms are attracted to this plant by the colorful leaf opening and by nectar secreted inside; they fall into the collected water and are then digested by plant enzymes or by bacterial action, thereby providing essential nutrients. Sweet Pitcher-plant (S. rubra), found from North Carolina south to Florida and west to Mississippi, has a slender, erect trumpet, 4-20 inches (10-50 cm) tall and green veined with red; the flowers are very fragrant, with the odor of English Violet (Viola odorata).
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC
Native Distribution: North Carolina; Florida west to Mississippi.
Native Habitat: Sandy 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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sarracenia leucophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sarracenia leucophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sarracenia leucophylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-30
Research By: TWC Staff