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Sarracenia purpurea

Common Name(s):
Purple pitcher plant
Cultivar(s):
Subspecies, S. purpurea gibbosa
Category:
Carnivorous Plants
Comment:

Native to coastal Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, New Jersey; grow in sun for best color; underground rhizome may live 20 or 30 years; also feeds on spiders, smal frogs, mites, etc.; hardy to zone 3

Height:
Recumbent pitchers
Foliage:
Evergreen leaves slender at base, widening at middle; green, variegated or suffused with reddish purple; wide mouth lid; deep red with prominent veining of the hood; downward pointing spines line the throat
Flower:
Single, velvety, 2.5 in. red-purple or greenish purple flowers; hang down on single stem

NCCES plant id: 168

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