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Genus: Sarracenia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Sarraceniaceae

Insectivorous pitcher plants native to North America. About 8-11 species, with three species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Sarracenia leucophylla

Native to southern USA.


Sarracenia purpurea (Huntsman's cup, Huntsman's horn)

Native to eastern USA and Canada.


Sarracenia rubra

Native to southeastern USA.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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