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2008-Apr-26 Southern Alabama, USA Back to 2008 Florida Trip
Sarracenia leucophylla exhibits some color variation on the pitcher leaves. The tint ranges from greenish to reddish. Observing many specimens in the field, some variations are rather dramatic while others are continuous range of subtle color shift.
When comparing the color variants within this taxon, it is important to pick pitchers of a similar age. In general, leaves of all Sarracenia tend to get darker over the course of a summer and assume deeper coloration as they age. Spring is a good time since all the pitchers are brand new. By the same token, comparing pictures, one taken in spring and the other in summer, may not be an apple-on-apple comparison when discerning pitcher colors. Also, the same plant may produce slightly different pitcher colors depending on the season.
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