Sarracenia minor

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Hooded Pitcherplant


Plant Specifics

Size:6-10 inches
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown (capsule forms under the old stigma)
Phenology:Blooms in spring, mostly winter dormant
Habitats:Savannahs, bogs, wet flatwoods, seep slopes. Benefits from fire.


Recommended Uses:Bog gardens.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand


  • Insectivorous.
  • A number of insect groups visit the flowers but their role in pollination is unknown.  Most likely as pollinators are small bees.