General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Stratify seeds in wet medium for 4-5 weeks
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division can be done in early to mid spring, after pitchers are cut back but just before new growth starts coming up.
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Carnivorous
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Pale Pitcher Plant
  • Flycatcher
  • Yellow pitcher plant
  • Yellow trumpet
  • Yellow trumpets
  • Pitcher Plant

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Location: Pitcher Plant Trail, Big Thicket National Park
Date: March 22, 2012
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2014-03-18
Bloom of a Yellow Pitcher Plant
Location: New York, NY
Date: 2014-10
Bronx bot garden
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2014-03-18
The drooping blooms afford a good view of the bracts that clasp t

Photo: Converse Griffith
Location: North Carolina (Triad), US
Date: 2018-05-31
S.Alata, Stone county Mississippi. One year old seedling.
Location: Pitcher Plant Trail, Big Thicket National Park
Date: March 22, 2012
Location: Pitcher Plant Trail, Big Thicket National Park
Date: March 22, 2012
Location: North Carolina (Triad), US
Date: 2018-05-31
Pitcher from 1 year old S. Alata, Stone county Mississippi. Plant
Location: Pitcher Plant Trail, Big Thicket National Park
Date: March 22, 2012

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