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sar·race·nia fla·va

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  1. huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, yellow trumpet, yellow pitcher plant, trumpets, Sarracenia flava(noun)

    pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids

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  1. Sarracenia flava

    Sarracenia flava, the Yellow pitcher plant, is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae. Like all the Sarraceniaceae, it is native to the New World. Its range extends from southern Alabama, through Florida and Georgia, to the coastal plains of southern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Populations also exist in the Piedmont and mountains of North Carolina. Like other members of the genus Sarracenia, the yellow pitcher plant traps insects using a rolled leaf, which in this species is a vibrant yellow in color, and up to over a meter in height. The uppermost part of the leaf is flared into a lid, which prevents excess rain from entering the pitcher and diluting the digestive secretions within. The upper regions of the pitcher are covered in short, stiff, downwards-pointing hairs, which serve to guide insects alighting on the upper portions of the leaf towards the opening of the pitcher tube. The upper regions are also brightly patterned with flower-like anthocyanin markings, particularly in the varieties S. flava var. rugelii and S. flava var. ornata: these markings also serve to attract insect prey. The opening of the pitcher tube is retroflexed into a 'nectar roll' or peristome, whose surface is studded with nectar-secreting glands. The nectar contains not only sugars, but also the alkaloid coniine, which probably intoxicates the prey. Prey entering the tube find that their footing is made extremely uncertain by the smooth, waxy secretions found on the surfaces of the upper portion of the tube. Insects losing their footing on this surface plummet to the bottom of the tube, where a combination of digestive fluid, wetting agents and inward-pointing hairs prevent their escape. Some large insects have been reported to escape from the pitchers on occasion, by chewing their way out through the wall of the tube.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarracenia flava in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarracenia flava in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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