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(Science: botany) A genus of American perrenial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant.

They have hollow pitcher-shaped or tubular leaves, and solitary flowers with an umbrella-shaped style. Sarracenia purpurea, the sidesaddle flower, is common at the North; S. Flava, rubra, Drummondii, variolaris, and psittacina are southern species. All are insectivorous, catching and drowning insects in their curious leaves.

Origin: NL. So named after a Dr. Sarrazin of Quebec.

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