Distribution: Native in southeastern United States; introduced in western Washington.
Habitat: Swamps, bogs and seeps.
Flowers: May - June
Origin: Introduced from southeast United States
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose, herbaceous perennials from rhizomes, forming clumps, the scapes 15-60 cm. tall.
Pitchers appearing in spring after the first flowers, consisting of an erect tube longer that the scape, with a hood attached to the back edge, yellowish-green throughout, with dark red veins on the hood and upper tube, thick, firm, and glabrous; orifice broadly ovate, 2-7 cm. in diameter, the rim green, flaring; hood covering orifice, yellow-green with red veins, 3-10 cm. long and wide.
Flowers solitary and terminal on the scapes, subtended by 3 bracts; sepals 5, yellowish-green, 3-5 cm. long; petals 5, yellow, ovate to elliptic, 5-8.5 cm. long and 3-4 cm. wide; stamens 50-100; top of style expanded into a disk.
Capsules 1.5-4 cm. long.