Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a resident of bogs.  The cup-shaped leaves catch rain water and are designed to trap small insects which are then 'digested' by the plant.  Pitcher Plants need constantly moist soil and an acidic




Sarracenia purpurea     

Plants are designated using the following terms:
DEEP WATER (plants submerged);  MARGINAL (up to 30cm of water);  WET (constantly moist soil);  BOG (moist, acidic soils)


  Alisma  spp (Water Plantain) MARGINAL/WET
  Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)  - MARGINAL/WET
  Aster puniceus   =Symphiotrichum puniceum (Swamp Aster)  WET
Betula pumila v. glandulifera (Dwarf Birch)   WET
Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)    MARGINAL/WET
  Carex  species (Sedges)  MARGINAL/WET
   Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)    MARGINAL/WET  
  Chelone glabra (Turtlehead)   WET
Eupatorium maculatum (Joe- Pye Weed)     WET
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)  WET
  Helianthus species (Perennial Sunflower)    WET
  Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)   WET
Iris versicolor (Blue Flag)   MARGINAL/WET
  Juncus effusus (Soft Rush)     MARGINAL/WET
  Juncus torreyi (Torrey's Rush)     WET
  Kalmia angustifolia (Sheep Laurel)    BOG
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)    WET
  Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)      WET
  Nymphaea odorata (White Water Lily)    DEEP WATER
  Parnassia glauca (Grass of Parnassus)    WET
  Pontedaria cordata (Pickerel Plant)   MARGINAL
  Potentilla palustris (Swamp Cinquefoil)    MARGINAL
  Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose)     WET
  Sagittaria latifolia (Arrowhead)    MARGINAL
  Salix species (Shrub Willows)    WET
Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)   WET
Sanguisorbia canadensis (Canada Burnet)     East N.A.     WET
Sarracenia purpurea (Pitcher Plant)       BOG
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (Softstem Bulrush)     DEEP WATER/MARGINAL
   Scirpus cyperinus  (Wool Rush)    MARGINAL/WET
   Scirpus pendulus (Rufous Bulrush)     WET
Typha latifolia (Cattail)     DEEP WATER
  Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)    WET