American pitcher plants

the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia.

See also: Pitcher

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I am partial to hardy North American pitcher plants, if only because they are some of the prettiest perennials in the garden.
In North American pitcher plants, cohorts of pitchers are produced throughout the growing season, so populations are composed of pitchers of various ages.
The chapter on conservation really brings home the plight of some American pitcher plants, especially sarracenia.
Commonly known as American pitcher plants, their leaves develop into pitchers that trap flies, bees, wasps and other insects attracted to the leaf by its colour and the secretion of nectar around the lip.

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