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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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GULF PURPLE PITCHERPLANT
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.
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