Parrot Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia psittacina

This small pitcher plant has pitchers that are recumbent, lying almost flat on the ground forming a sort of rosette.  The top of the pitcher is shaped somewhat like the beak of a parrot, thus the name.  With the bulbous head and recumbent pitchers that have a sort of fin, this pitcher plant looks much different from most other Sarracenias.  The few I have seem to be slow growing but I’ve divided them a few times over the years.  Just because it’s so different looking, it’s one of my favorites.  The flowers of S. psittacina are dark red.

Sarracenia psittacina Parrot Pitcher plant

Parrot Pitcher plant