RE: S. psittacina

919 (Welch/"
Fri, 09 Jun 1995 09:31:16 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Folks,

While the Southeastern United States can roughly be divided into a wet
season (winter/spring) and a dry season (summer/fall), the summer is usually
punctuated by brief (weekly) thunderstorms that can cause short term
flooding. I was under the impression that S. psittacina grew in wetter
habitats that other Sarracenia species; if so they would be more regularly
innundated. Also, the aquatic juveniles of many insects "crawl" on the
underwater substrate and could be trapped by S. psittacina pitchers.

(in North Carolina and drying out from a thunderstorm last night)