Other notable characteristics
Sarracenia minor pitchers have been shown to host a rich stew of microbes. Bacteria in the genera Lactococcus, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Chryseobacterium, Rhodococcus, Pantoea, and Serratia are all hosted in pitcher fluid. Some of these bacteria are naturally inclined to fix atmospheric nitrogen. Who knows, perhaps playing host is another means for Sarracenia minor to gather nitrogen from the environment. You know… because the unquenchable insect blood lust can only get you so far.
Flowers are pastel yellow and, oddly enough, open alongside the first pitchers of the season. This is unique among Sarracenia. I guess a few pollinators ending up as collateral dinner isn’t such a bad thing.
Noteworthy history: in the 1870s, North Carolinian doctor Joseph Hinson Mellichamp experimented on Sarracenia minor in his kitchen. In doing so, he proved that the plants were, in fact, carnivorous. While John Ellis and G.T. Burnett mused in 1769 and 1829, respectively, that plants may be carnivorous, this was the very first demonstration of carnivory by any plant.