Hooded Pitcher Plant Sarracenia minor
Hooded Pitcher Plant is a carniverous perennial herb found in 50
counties of the coastal plain of Georgia. The hooded pitcher plant,
like other pitcher plants, thrives in acidic soils of open bogs
and sphagnum seeps of swamps. Reasons for decline of the hooded
pitcher plant are fire suppression, wetland draining, both resulting
in habitat loss. Over collection has also resulted in a decline
of the species.
hooded pitcher plant is differentiated from other Sarracenia
species by its translucent windows located near the apex. These
windows aid the plant in trapping insects that have entered the
plant. The insects are sometimes fooled into thinking the windows
provide a safe exit from the plant, but rather encounter a translucent
wall and fall back into the plant to be digested.