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Parrot Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia psittacina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found in boggy low-lying areas of pine forests from Georgia to Louisiana.

Notes:

This species is frequently submerged in its native habitat and will capture water arthropods and tadpoles, for example, while submerged.

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marylou.wildlife
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marylou.wildlife

Alabama, USA

Spotted on Oct 28, 2015
Submitted on Nov 2, 2015

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