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

Description: 

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.

History: 

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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My Experience: 

PDN $26


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