Colorful yellow pitcher plants blooming in Santa Rosa Beach

April 1, 2011

Yellow pitcher plant bloom. Lori Ceier/Walton Outddoors

Spring in full bloom

Yellow pitcher-plants (Sarracenia flava) bloom in a wetland area off of U.S. Hwy 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants consuming insects as its main diet. Insects are captured in the hairy throat of the pitcher, to be digested in the liquid at its base. The yellow pitcher plant grows in continuously wet bogs and in wetlands.