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Sarracenia psittacina
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Sarracenia psittacina

Parrot Pitcher Plant

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Item #: 1314

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This East Coast native is the really fascinating member of the pitcher plant family. The leaves, shaped like parrot heads (not to be confused with Deadheads), are green with red veins and lie flat on the ground in a perfect circle. While the parrot pitcher is one of the smaller pitcher plants to 12" diameter, this is the one that draws everyone's attention...even before they see the flowers that resemble red umbrellas, held above the foliage in early spring.