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Sarracenia minor Walter
Hooded Pitcher-plant, Hooded pitcherplant
USDA Symbol: SAMI9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, 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
|Status:|| 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:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff