Sarracenia flava var. cuprea
Sarracenia flava var. cuprea is a Yellow Trumpet pitcher plant, but as its name suggests, it has a copper hue – but just on its lid. This earned it the nickname of S. flava Coppertop. Because of its unique coloration, Coppertop is even more trumpet-ie than other trumpet pitchers. The pitcher plant’s lid resembles the brass bell of a trumpet and an overturned, pendulous flower looks like the main tuning slide of a trumpet. As with many S. flava varieties, flowers emerge early in the spring and emit a delightful odor – eau de cat urine.
Sarracenia flava is a variable species of North American pitcher plant and S. flava var. cuprea is distinct in its copper lid and green pitcher body. For some clones of S. flava var. cuprea, this copper coloration can fade as the season wanes.
Our copper-lidded pitcher plant hails from northwestern Florida and the Carolinas. Make sure you purchase your Sarracenia flava var. cuprea from reputable growers, and not poachers, to preserve these beauties in the wild!