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Sarracenia purpurea (pitcherplant; purple pitcherplant)


Wikipedia Abstract

Sarracenia purpurea, commonly known as the purple pitcher plant, northern pitcher plant, or side-saddle flower, is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae.
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Diet [2]  Carnivore
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [1]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Width [1]  12 inches (0.3 m)
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Exyra fax (Pitcher Plant Moth)[4]
Papaipema appassionata (Pitcher-plant Borer Moth)[4]
Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (false oleander scale)[5]
Velataspis dentata (dentate scale)[5]


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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
2Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0