Trumpet Pitcher Plant | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

Sarracenia flava

  • Carnivorous plant 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 feet) with nodding, brown-red flowers
  • Clusters of erect, hollow, pitcher-like leaves
  • Leaves colored at top with red-purple veins on white background
  • Topped by erect, roundish hood with wavy margin
  • Fiddle-shaped 5 - 7.5 cm (2 - 3 inches) flowers with 5 petals
  • Stigma distinctive, forming large, red-green umbrella-like structure at flower's center
  • Insects and other small organisms attracted to colorful leaves and nectar
  • Lives in sandy bogs

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