Purple Pitcher plant

Sarracenia purpurea

Description:
Purple Pitcher Plant
Facts:

This carnivorous plant is very distinctive with its purple veined green "pitchers". As these are open at the top they fill with rainwater and insects fall into them and drown, their nutrients then being absorbed by the plant. It is an acid tolerant plant that is at home in acid bog land where it competes for resources with our native carnivorous plants such as Sundews. It can survive on very poor soil and is tolerant of cold unlike many Sarracenias.

Introduced:

1906
Origin:
North East United States
Location:
Bogland in Central Ireland also scattered in England and Scotland
Status:
Unknown
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