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Pinguicula

Common Name(s):
Butterwort
Cultivar(s):
Superba
Category:
Carnivorous Plants
Comment:

Sun to partial shade; keep moist; planting mix of whole fiber sphagnum moss or mix of equal parts peat moss and coarse vermiculite or sharp sand; requires constant moisture

Foliage:
Yellow-green or purplish leaves in a basal rosette; minute glands cover the upper leaf surface; leaves curl slowly into a cup when an insect is trapped; primary food is gnats
Flower:
Solitary flowers above the leaves on a long slender stalk in April, May; yellow, pink, purple, white

NCCES plant id: 161