Bog-plants, easily distinguished by their pitcher-shaped leaves, all radical.

1. sarrace'nia, Tourn. Side-Saddle Flower. S. purpu'rea, L. (Purple S. Huntsman's Cup.) Leaves hollow, with a wing on one side, purple-veined, curved, with the hood erect and open. Sepals 5, coloured, with 3 small bractlets at the base. Petals 5, fiddle-shaped, curved over the centre of the flower, deep purple. Ovary 5-celled, globose, the short style expanding above into a 5-angled umbrella, with a hooked stigma at each angle. Flowers on naked scapes, nodding. - Bogs.