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by Makoto Honda
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Sarracenia psittacina                                                                                                                                   © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved


New pitcher leaves of the spring, reminiscent of parrots (hence the common name for this species), soon follow the tiny, red flowers bone singularly on a slender scape.  Spatial separation of pollinators and prey is better achieved in this species because of the low-lying pitchers that are often completely decumbent in open field where there is little grass cover.

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