Wild Florida Photo - Sarracenia psittacina

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Sarracenia psittacina

PARROT PITCHERPLANT

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

A frequent pitcherplant of bogs, wet prairies and seepage slopes in northeast Florida and most of the panhandle. The range extends into the southeastern states from South Carolina into Louisiana.
The leaves, or pitchers, of parrot pitcherplant are usually laying on the ground (decumbent), gradually tapering towards the base, and have a hood that is curved, slightly inflated and conceals the opening. Flowers are on erect stalks and nodding, with 5 sepals and petals that are usually red, and an umbrella-like style typical of Sarracenia.

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Sarracenia psittacina is a member of the Sarraceniaceae  - Pitcher-plant family.

Other species of the Sarracenia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Sarracenia flava - YELLOW PITCHERPLANT
  View  Sarracenia minor - HOODED PITCHERPLANT
  View  Sarracenia x naczii - natural hybrid of S. flava & S. rosea
  View  Sarracenia leucophylla - WHITETOP PITCHERPLANT
  View  Sarracenia rosea - GULF PURPLE PITCHERPLANT


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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