How Big Can a Purple Pitcher Plant Be?

Answer Purple pitcher plants are unlike other Sarracenia varieties because they have a large lip and an erect pitcher lid, or hood, that doesn't shield the opening of the pouch. The lid has lateral wings ... Read More »

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How to Identify an Antique Purple Pitcher With No Markings?

For antique glassware collectors, second only to the thrill of the hunt is the excitement of discovering the maker and history of a piece. The term "antique glassware" encompasses a wide range of f... Read More »

Is the pitcher plant extinct?

Pitcher plants are still in existence today. The Nature Conservancy estimates that about 97 percent of this carnivorous plant's habitat is gone. Its natural habitat includes bogs, savannas and flat... Read More »

Pitcher Plant Uses?

Pitcher plants were first documented in the 1570s. Since that time, it has become known by many names including Eve's cup, fly-catcher, flytrap, huntsman's cup, purple pitcher plant, purple side-sa... Read More »

Is the pitcher plant an angiosperm?

The carnivorous pitcher plant (nepenthes) is an angiosperm--a plant whose seeds develop within an enclosed ovary. Scientists derived this classification from DNA analysis. Although the pitcher rese... Read More »