Sarracenia psittacina (Sarraceniaceae)
Parrot Pitcher Plant
This is a Pitcher Plant with an attitude! Hooded leaves, looking like parrot's heads, emerge erect then lie down forming a circle of hoods around the central rosette. Because of their reclining nature, ground insects like beetles, ants and aquatic insects are attracted to the enzymatic soup that lures and then digests them. Rosettes of lettuce-green with muted pink tones are topped with red netted hoods on 4-6" plants. Characteristic pendulous red flowers arise in the spring. Native.
Bloom color: red
Bloom period: mid-spring
Container size: 3" pot