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Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)    
Family: Sarracenaceae      
  Pitcher Plant

Location: Found in the wettest parts of bogs or lakes, and sometimes savannas and flat woods.


  • Carnivorous herb
  • Perennial


  • Tubular leaves collect and hold rain water





  • Up to 40 cm (17 in) long
  • Modified into pitcher-like structures
  • Rosette arrangement
  • Evergreen
  • Yellow-green or purple in color


Flowering structure:

Pitcher Plant leaf


Notes: Pitcher Plant’s ingestion is not limited to insects, but also includes mites, spiders, and even small frogs!


Pitcher Plant Leaf
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