Sarracenia minor Walter
Hooded pitcherplant, Hooded Pitcher-plant
Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)
USDA Symbol: SAMI9
Yellow flowers on a leafless stalk amid clustered, hollow, tubular leaves, patterned near the top with reddish veins and pale spots and expanding at the summit into an overarching hood.
This is the most common of the Florida pitcher-plants. Because of the hood-like dome at the tip of the leaf, rain is not collected in this species. Instead, insects and other small organisms are lured up a nectar path on the wing of the leaves and into the hood where there are translucent spots through which the victims try to escape. Unable to do so, they eventually exhaust themselves and drop to the base of the leaf. The plant secretes a liquid that digests the organism and the resulting nutrients are then absorbed by the plant.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: FL , GA , NC , SC
Native Distribution: North Carolina south to Florida.
Native Habitat: Low pinelands, marshes, 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:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sarracenia minor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sarracenia minor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sarracenia minor
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff