Pitcher Plants

Genus – Sarracenia

Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants with have modified leaves known as pitfall traps.  These form hollow “pitchers” or cavities filled with digestive fluid.

There are 8 to 11 species of Sarracenia with many forms, varieties, and cultivars.  Here are some of the more common one.

S. leucophylla – The White Pitcher Plant
S. purpurea – Purple Pitcher Plant
S. psittacinia – Parrot Pitcher Plant
S. alata – Pale Pitcher Plant
S. minor – Hooded Pitcher Plant

FIeld of carnivorous plants

A field of carnivorous plants in south Alabama