Sarracenia leucophylla, also known as the white trumpet pitcher plant, grows naturally in Alabama and Florida. North American Pitcher Plants grow in nutrient poor soils, and have evolved modified leaves to make up for the lack of food they need.
White trumpet pitcher plants are one of the most spectacular pitcher plants out there, and they produce their best pitchers in the fall. Check out the diversity in these plants:
Sarracenia leucophylla var. alba (a fancy way of saying "all white in the throat"):
Another S. leucophylla var. alba, this time with nice red "netting" on the outside:
A regular S. leucophylla with heavy "veining."
Love how the petiole or trap is skiny on the bottom and fat/symmetical at the top:
Same clone, but view of the back. Look at how white this clone is!
S. leucophylla var. (maybe alba?):
A standard looking clump:
Mildly pink lip-this clone will probably turn darker pink in the next few months:
S. leucophylla var. alba-can you see how no one "var. alba" looks exactly the same?
A shapely reddish-pink clone. These red and pink pigments probably come from historic interbreeding with S. rosea and/or S. "alabamensis" ssp. wherryi: