Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea
Pitcher Plant Sarraceniaceae family

Leaves: 4-10" long, usually purple veined, lined on the inside with downward pointing hairs. They form a cup that resembles a pitcher and fills with water.

Flower: Large 2" wide, nodding dark-red flowers.


Form: A curious insectivorous plant with large, nodding, dark flowers and pitcher shaped hollow leaves, which hold water and entrap insects

Habitat: Found in peat bogs and fens. Late spring and summer.

NWI Status: OBL

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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