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Sarracenia psittacina

Common Name(s):
Parrot pitcher plant
Category:
Carnivorous Plants
Comment:

Native to Alabama, Georgia, and southern Mississippi; moist to swamp soil usually high in sphagnum moss

Height:
6 in.
Foliage:
Evergreen, narrow, tubular, curving green leaves with red and pale white blotches; forms a low rosette; 8 in. pitchers with lateral openings; hood has clear spots; nectar is lanced with a chemical that intoxicates the prey; slippery, downward-pointing hairs; pitcher-like leaves collect water and trap insects
Flower:
2 in. red-purple flowers

NCCES plant id: 167

Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarracenia psittacina Sarracenia psittacina
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