Wild Florida Photo - Sarracenia leucophylla

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Sarracenia leucophylla

WHITETOP PITCHERPLANT

WHITE TRUMPET

CRIMSON PITCHER PLANT

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

A frequent pitcherplant of bogs, seepage slopes, wet prairies, and acid swamps from Leon & Franklin Counties west through much of the panhandle. The range extends into Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, plus North Carolina.
The erect pitchers are green on the lower part and white on the upper portion with red reticulate markings. The hood margin is undulate, or wavy. The pink to dark red flowers have 5 sepals and petals and unbrella-like styles. Flowers appear at the end of tall stalks.

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Sarracenia leucophylla 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 psittacina - PARROT PITCHERPLANT
  View  Sarracenia x naczii - natural hybrid of S. flava & S. rosea
  View  Sarracenia rosea - GULF PURPLE PITCHERPLANT


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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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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