Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Sarraceniales: Sarraceniaceae: Sarracenia purpurea
Common Name: Pitcher-plant
Date: 24 June 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Lebanon State Forest
Keywords: A carnivorous plant forb Pitcher-plant forb Lebanon State Forest Pine Barrens purple flower
Figure 1. A leaf of the Pitcher-plant (center of photograph).
Figure 2. A fruit of the Pitcher-plant (front view).
Figure 3. A fruit of the Pitcher-plant (rear view).
The Pitcher-plant is native to Labrador west through Manitoba and Saskatchewan and south through Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee (Fernald 1950, 729).
Other common names for the Pitcher-plant include Huntsman's-cup, Indian-cup, Indian-jug, and Sidesaddle-flower.
This is an insectivorous species.
Please see the page on Common Snapping Turtle and Lebanon State Forest for further information on the Forest.
Please use the search phrase "Lebanon State Forest" to find all pages with information on this Park on this Website.
Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's Manual of Botany. Eighth Edition. American Book Company, New York, NY. 1632 pp.
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