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White-top pitcher plant

Sarracenia leucophylla


The species is highly variable with respect to its pitchers, with plants in some localities reaching almost one meter in height, while in others, plants can be diminutive. It produces crimson flowers in the spring before its characteristically small spring pitchers. These are generally followed midsummer with flat non-carnivorous leaves known as phyllodia. Its most robust and handsome pitchers are then produced in the early autumn. It is a carnivorous plant.


It is native to the New World and inhabits moist and low-nutrient longleaf pine savannas along the United States Gulf Coast, generally west of the Apalachicola River on the Florida Panhandle. Seen at the NC Botanical Garden.


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MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Beautiful! Great series!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Thank you, Ajit, Alice, harsuame and Leanne. I think this is my favorite pitcher plant, too, although I like the sweet pitcher plant, too.

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Beautiful! I love carnivorous plants. This is definately the prettiest one I've seen. Thank you :)

harsuame 8 years ago


Ajit 8 years ago

Beautiful snaps

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Stunning Pitcher plant!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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