Sarracenia

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sarracenia

(ˌsærəˈsiːnɪə)
n
(Plants) any American pitcher plant of the genus Sarracenia, having single nodding flowers and leaves modified as pitchers that trap and digest insects: family Sarraceniaceae
[C18: New Latin, named after D. Sarrazin, 17th-century botanist of Quebec]
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Noun1.sarracenia - pitcher plantsSarracenia - pitcher plants      
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
common pitcher plant, huntsman's cup, huntsman's cups, Sarracenia purpurea - perennial bog herb having dark red flowers and decumbent broadly winged pitchers forming a rosette; of northeastern North America and naturalized in Europe especially Ireland
hooded pitcher plant, Sarracenia minor - yellow-flowered pitcher plant of southeastern United States having trumpet-shaped leaves with the orifice covered with an arched hood
huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, Sarracenia flava, trumpets, yellow pitcher plant, yellow trumpet - pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
Translations
Schlauchpflanze
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30pm on Tuesday, May 9, in Rhuddlan Community Centre, with Mike King of Shropshire Sarracenias in Telford.
Sarracenias like to be in the sunshine and you can also grow them in containers on windowsills or in glasshouses but need to keep their roots permanently in water.
Other hardy sarracenias include Sarracenia flava, the elegant yellow pitcher plant, and Sarracenia leucophylla, the white trumpet, which has exquisite white markings at the top of the pitcher.
Acidity relations of the Sarracenias Washington Academy of Sciences 19:379-390.
Yellow trumpets, Sarracenia alata, is an insectivorous perennial herb that occurs infrequently in acidic hillside seepage bogs and wet savannas from central Texas to southern Alabama.
Constantly wet peat bogs in Eastern North America are packed with sarracenias, the pitcher or trumpet plants.
Sarracenias can reach a metre tall and are relatively easy to grow.
30pm on Tuesday, May 9, in Rhuddlan Community Centre, is Mike King of Shropshire Sarracenias in Telford.