Sarracenia flava L.

Yellow Pitcherplant

Family: Sarraceniaceae

Genus: Sarracenia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 30" tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Tall green pitcher turning more yellow near the top with red veins. Blooms in April to May and likes wet feet, but not wet ankles! Carnivorous.


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 510 in 1753 - Lectotype = "Sarracena, foliis longioribus & angustioribus" in Catesby, Nat. Hist. Carolina, 2: 69, t. 69 in 1738.


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PDN $26

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