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Winged Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia alata


This is a plant that has a group of basal shoots that can grow up to 2 feet tall. Each of these shoots has a liquid in it that attracts insects. Once the insects are inside, the plant closes it's lid. It is a bright green shoot with deep red/purple venation. At maturity the lids can have a red blush.


The plant is known to flourish in marshy areas with little light. These were found lining the creek in a bog. But not found under canopy trees, really only in clearings. They did not appear to survive successfully in full shade.


Forest: Kisatchie National Forest District: Calcasieu Ranger District

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 17, 2013

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