SARRACENIACEAE,  Pitcher-plant Family

Bog herb; leaves basal, pitcher-shaped, spreading or somewhat ascending; flowers solitary on leafless scapes, 5-7 cm wide, purple-red, hypogynous, regular, bisporangiate; sepals and petals 5; stamens many; carpels 5, united; style I, apex with a 5-rayed expansion, a stigma under each ray; ovary 5-loculed; fruit a many-seeded capsule; placentae central.