Sarracenia flava L.
Yellow Pitcherplant, Trumpets
Sarraceniaceae (Pitcher-plant Family)
USDA Symbol: SAFL4
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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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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 - Kennett Square, PA
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sarracenia flava in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sarracenia flava in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sarracenia flava
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-08-12
Research By: TWC Staff