(First upload on May 7 2019. Last on October 14 2021) [ 日本語 | English ]

Sarracenia L. spp.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Sarraceniaceae (ヘイシソウ科/サラセニア科)

Carnivorous plants
Root: developed well - as compared with the other carnivorous plants
Archaeamphora Li (extinct, fossil record)
Darlingtonia Torr.
Heliamphora Benth.
Sarracenia L. (ヘイシソウ)

Sarracenia L. (ヘイシソウ/サラセニア), trumpet pitchers

Distribution: 8-11 species in he North America
Habitat: bogs (dominated by Sphagnum), fens, swamps, and marshlands
S. flava L. (キバナヘイシソウ), yellow pitcher plant
S. leucophylla Raf. (アミメヘイシソウ)
S. minor Walter (コヘイシソウ), hooded pitcher plant
S. psittacina Michx. (ヒメヘイシソウ), parrot pitcher plant
S. purpurea L. (ムラサキヘイシソウ)
S. rubra Walter (モミジヘイシソウ), sweet pitcher plant
S. sledgei Macfarl. (ウスギヘイシソウ)
Distribution of Sarracenia

Sarracenia leucophylla Raf. grown in a cabinet

Amimeheishisou (アミメヘイシソウ, 網目瓶子草), crimson pitcherplant, purple trumpet-leaf or white pitcherplant
Lifeform: carnivorous, perennial forb, developing underground rhizomes
Distribution: endemic to southeastern US mostly faced to Gulf Coast

IUCN Red List: threatened

Habitat: low-nutrient longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) savannas
Use: ornamental (a few cultivars)

Sarracenia leucophilla, lapsus
S. drummondii Croom


[1-3] at Botanical exhibition in National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno, Tokyo, on August 19 2021.

Sarracenia purpurea transplanted in Japan

Murasakiheishisou (ムラサキヘイシソウ, 紫瓶子草), purple pitcher plant

also called: common pitcher plant, dumbwatches, frog bichers, flytrap, huntsman-cup, Indian cup, sideaddle flower, southern picher plant, sweet pitcher plant, etc.

Lifeform: perennial forb
Distribution: eastern North America
Habitat: bogs
Use: ornamental and gardening
ssp. purpurea
ssp. venosa (Raf.) Wherry

[1-3] in Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden, Kobe, western Japan, on March 17 2019. May be too cold for these plants to grow.