Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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Bv
Mar 29, 2017 5:09 PM CST
My son found in woods. We replanted near house because of nice yellow flowers. Now it has these crazy looking cylinders??? I live in florida
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 5:22 PM CST
Welcome!

Its an American Pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava). What you see now are the leaves. The plant is a carnivorous bog plant - your son probably found it in a very wet spot.

To keep it happy in your yard, you will have to provide some boggy conditions. They grow in peat bogs, must always be wet and never need fertilizing. Regular conditions in your garden will not keep it happy for long.

On the west coast, these plants are protected. I don't know what the laws are in Florida.
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Bv
Mar 29, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Thanks. It was out in a wet field behind our house. What do you mean by cornivorous. Does it eat insects?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2017 8:37 PM CST
Yes, they are completely self sufficient in that department. I love plants that feed themselves! Smiling
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Name: Bill Nelson
Corvallis Oregon (Zone 8a)
billn9
Jun 13, 2017 12:37 AM CST
There is only one West Coast pitcher plant - Darlingtonia californica. I believe all native occurrences on state/federal/county land are protected.

For the Sarracenia species, there are a few that are protected - Sarracenia oreophylla comes to mind.

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