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One of four species of carnivorous plant spotted in Crawford Bog, Conecuh National Forest, AL. The parrot pitcher plant is a perennial herb with leaves modified into tubular pitchers that are clustered into a rosette with outer whorl of pitchers typically resting on the ground, inner pitchers semi-erect. Pitchers 3 - 12 inches (8 - 30 cm) long, with a large wing on the upper side and a deeply curved and inflated hood; pitchers are green near the base and reddish near the top, with whitish, translucent patches on the upper pitcher and the hood.
Found in boggy low-lying areas of pine forests from Georgia to Louisiana.
This species is frequently submerged in its native habitat and will capture water arthropods and tadpoles, for example, while submerged.
Spotted on Oct 28, 2015
Submitted on Nov 2, 2015