SARRACENIA

 

Back to PLANTS ABC

 

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa

16 SPECIES

 Some variety, natural and horticultural hybrids and cultivars.

 

USUAL NAMES

Trumpet plant, Pitcher-plant or Trumpet-leaf.

FAMILY

Sarraceniaceae

 
History and etymology

If the genus was officillaly discovered near the year 1500, iIt seems that native american knew and used these trumpet plants. The first illustration was done by M. de Lobel in 1576 in Nova Stirpium Adversiaria. After several naming, the plant was named by J. P. de Tournefort « Sarracena » after Dr. M.S. Sarrazin, who sent him the plant in order to study them.

Distribution

Sarracenia grow in North America. Their distribution ranges from Great Slave lake in Canada to Boston, on a width of about 500 km don each sides of this axis. They also grow on a 500 km-wide strip that runs from Washington to the north of Houston, Texas.

Biotope

Sarracenia occurs on bogs, marshes, grasslands, wetlands, floating rafts of Sphagnum. The wethers are very varied due to the large plant repartition, from cold to subtropical regions. The soil are mainly acid (rarely alkaline) and low in nitrate and phosphate concentration. These plants do not tolerate competition from other species, but can occur with carnivores genera such as Drosera, Pinguicula, Utricularia.

Description

Perennial herbaceous terrstrial plants, 10 cm to 1 m tall. The cones-shaped leaf are erected or prostrated on the ground and displays very different color, they are united in a rosette. Some species emit winter flat sheets and strips called phyllodes. Traps are formed by leaves or boxes in which fall insects, attracted by the colors and the nectar that pearl at the lid. Prey also absorb a narcotic: coniine. Digestion is performed by bacteria and enzymes. The prey are varied: Diptera, Hymenoptera, small crustaceans ... The spring flowers (3-8 cm in diameter) have an original architecture and a wide range of colors (yellow, pink, red, orange, brown ...)

 

Exceptional white flower of
S. alata

Bunch of flower

Strane flower
of Sarracenia 'Tarnock'

genlisea.jpg

drosera_mod2.jpg

utricula_mod2.jpg

 




Search

PayPal

Cart  

No products

Shipping 0,00 €
Total 0,00 €

Prices are tax included

Check out