Wild Florida Photo - Sarracenia rosea

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Sarracenia rosea

GULF PURPLE PITCHERPLANT

DECUMBENT PITCHERPLANT

PURPLE PITCHERPLANT

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

An occasional pitcherplant of bogs and wet prairies from the counties bordering the east side of the Apalachicola River and west through the panhandle. The range also includes the southeastern Gulf states from Georgia into Louisiana.
The leaves, or pitchers, of S.rosea are low to the ground, nearly decumbent, the upper portion visibly enlarged with an obvious opening. The hood is undulate and does not conceal the opening of the pitcher. The flowers are usually maroon and have 5 part structures typical of Sarracenia.

 
Sarracenia rosea 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 leucophylla - WHITETOP PITCHERPLANT


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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