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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"):
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Another S. leucophylla var. alba, this time with nice red "netting" on the outside:
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A regular S. leucophylla with heavy "veining."
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Love how the petiole or trap is skiny on the bottom and fat/symmetical at the top:
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Same clone, but view of the back. Look at how white this clone is!
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S. leucophylla var. (maybe alba?):
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A standard looking clump:
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Mildly pink lip-this clone will probably turn darker pink in the next few months:
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S. leucophylla var. alba-can you see how no one "var. alba" looks exactly the same?
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A shapely reddish-pink clone. These red and pink pigments probably come from historic interbreeding with S. rosea and/or S. "alabamensis" ssp. wherryi:
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pink lips:
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Another huge trap:
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Look at the red on this one!
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Same clone:
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And another S. leucophylla var. alba. Every clone is slightly different:
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The number of winners in this field were endless:
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Same clone, side view:
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Even the developing pitchers were amazing:
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last but not least, a S. leucophylla var. alba.
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these are so pretty.




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Oh my goodness .

Something to die for.

Show us more.
Loved them an the stories .
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They are very impressive, to say the least.


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wonder if they fill up with water when it rains.




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I have seen some water in some flowers, so I do not see why they would not hold water, at least for awhile..


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