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    I just visited a local nursery and noticed some "Sarracenia Species" being sold under the name "Parrot Pitcher Plant." It doesn't look like a purp or leuco or rubra. It reminds me of dixie lace, but I don't think it is that.

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    parrot pitcher plant= Sarracenia psittaciana (sp?)

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    I may be forced to take a pic with my infamous complimentary Earthlink camera and post a pic that will be in focus - and too far away, or a blurry close up. Thanks, Spec.

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    parrot pitcher is a pitcher plant with special pitchers
    it has sharp hairs pointing down the narrow entrance so when insects come in, if they try to back out, they will get hurt from the needles. this forces the insect to keep walking into the pitcher and fall into the digestive juices.
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    Well like everyone else said, it is in the sarracenia family with purpurea and everything else
    Jim: yay post a pic! Even if its blurry you can still tell how its different from other sarrs.
    Anyway, it looks like a cobra (darlingtonia) without fangs and recumbent leaves. Of course it does trap differently as hellzdungeon said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (droseradude @ May 01 2004,9:22)]Well like everyone else said, it is in the sarracenia family with purpurea and everything else
    Jim: yay post a pic! Even if its blurry you can still tell how its different from other sarrs.
    Anyway, it looks like a cobra (darlingtonia) without fangs and recumbent leaves. Of course it does trap differently as hellzdungeon said.
    and its pitchers are flat against the ground

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    it is a Sarracenia that forms rosettes of decoment leaves, like Purpurea, but the pitchers are closer in structure to a darlingtonia than a Sarracenia.
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    Our local Target had some plants labled "Cobra Lily" which were actually the Scarlette Belle" form of S. x wriggliana.
    I am guessing it's one of Agristarts hybrids that are mislabled.


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