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Sarraceniaceae / Pitcherplant
Parrot Pitcherplant (Sarracenia psittacina)
Plant Type: This is a herbaceous plant, it is a perennial.
Leaves: This plant has basal leaves only. Leaves can reach 25cm in length (10inches). The leaves are decumbent and often partly hidden by vegitation. The hoods of the pitchers cover the top so that the opening faces inward toward the center of the plant.
Flowers: The flowers have 5 Regular Parts. They are dark purple. Blooms first appear in mid spring and continue into early fall. The scape curves at the end so that the flower points down. There are five sepals and five petals.
Habitat: In or near bogs or swamps or open pine lands generally in soils leached of soluble nutrients. May grow under water.
Range: On the coastal plain from Louisiana west to Georgia and Florida.

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Parrot Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia psittacina) - Georgia state threatened species.

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One of the best general guides to wildflowers of the North Eastern and North Central United States. Newcomb's key is an excellent, simple method for identifying plants. Newcomb has drawings for almost every plant mentioned that are excellent aids to identifying the species. Though only the more common plants are covered this is often the first book I pick up when trying to identify a wildflower.


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This is perhaps the best of many field guides covering this region. Featuring 446 excellent color photographs (located with the text) and mentioning as similar to those illustrated are another 800 or so species for a total coverage of over 1,200 species. The start of each family section includes line drawings of some of the species showing important features. The text includes the usual description, bloom season, range, habitat and additionally includes information such as medical uses and lore and how the species was named. This is the official field guide of the Tennessee Native Plant Society.



Classification:  
Kingdom
Plantae
Plants
|Division
Magnoliophyta
Angiosperms / Flowering Plants
|Class
Liliopsida
Monocots / One Seed Leaf
|Subclass
Dilleniidae
|Order
Nepenthales
|Family
Sarraceniaceae
Pitcherplant
|Subfamily

|Tribe

|Genus
Sarracenia
Pitcherplants

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