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Yellow Butterwort Pinguicula lutea

Phonetic Spelling
ping-WIK-yoo-la LOO-tee-uh
Description

Yellow Butterwort is a carnivorous plant native to the southeastern U.S.A in the bladderwort family. It traps small insects by using specialized glands on the surface of its leaves to secret mucilage. The yellow spurred flowers appear March to May.

It prefers to grow in sandy nutrient-poor acidic soil in bogs in partial shade. It can be grown in a bog garden or container in moist but not submerges soils. Also used in terrariums. 

Habitat: Pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain

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Tags:
#container plant#moths#yellow flowers#NC native#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains FACW#flies#butterfly friendly#native carnivorus plant#bee friendly#bog gardens#audubon
 
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Tags:
#container plant#moths#yellow flowers#NC native#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains FACW#flies#butterfly friendly#native carnivorus plant#bee friendly#bog gardens#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinguicula
    Species:
    lutea
    Family:
    Lentibulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeast U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts bees, flies, butterflies, and moths.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Carnivorous
    Native Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits display from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Solitary yellow flowers with five irregular notched petals and five sepals. One of the petals curves back, forming a spur. Bloom from March to May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Oblong fleshy and sticky yellow-green leaves in a basal rosette. Margins curl inward during digestion.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Slender green stalk with fine hairs
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Moths