Yellow Pitcher Plant
Pale Pitcher Plant - Pale Trumpets - Winged Pitcher Plant
Sarracenia alata
Sarraceniaceae (Pitcher Plant) Family

These are perennial from a rhizome. The leaves are basal, modified into a hollow tube (the pitcher). One flower per flowering stem (peduncle), nodding; five sepals; five petals, ovary superior; numerous stamens. Its preferred habitat is savannas, pine lands, and sandy bogs.

The leaves are hollow and hooded, with reddish veins.

The flowers are solitary, bisexual in nature, and symmetrical in form. The flower is nodding; five sepals, yellowish-green; five petals that are also yellowish-green; numerous stamens, Flowers usually appear before the leaves emerge, but more often the leaf and flower will emerge in late spring and early summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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