Sarracenia flava var. rubicorpora

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora, also known as the Red Tube Trumpet Pitcher Plant, is a cultivar of the Sarracenia flava species and is native to the southeastern United States. It is a large pitcher plant, growing up to 90 cm in height, and is characterized by its tall, cylindrical pitchers and striking red coloration.

What sets Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora apart from other Sarracenia flava cultivars is its distinctive red coloration. The pitchers of this cultivar start out green and gradually turn bright red as they mature, with the bottom portion of the pitcher being the most intensely colored. Lids always have some level of green in them (if completely red, the plant would be classified as Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea).

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Unique characteristics of Sarracenia flava var. rubicorpora

Trap characteristics

Like other pitcher plants, Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora uses its pitchers to capture and digest insects and other small prey. The inside of the pitcher is lined with downward-pointing hairs and a slippery surface that makes it difficult for prey to escape. The plant also secretes enzymes that digest the prey, which the plant then absorbs for nutrients.

Other notable characteristics

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora is not considered to be endangered, but like other carnivorous plants, it is threatened by habitat loss and degradation. Wetland habitats, where Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora grows, are often drained or filled for development or agriculture, which can have a negative impact on the plant and its associated ecosystems. To add insult to injury, the plants are poached from their wild habitats for horticultural use. As with all plants, it is important to obtain Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora from reputable nurseries or growers that do not collect plants from the wild.

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