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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sarracenia  \Sar`ra*ce"ni*a\,  n.  [NL.  So  named  after  a  Dr 
  Sarrazin  of  Quebec.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  American  perennial  herbs  growing  in  bogs;  the 
  American  pitcher  plant. 
  Note:  They  have  hollow  pitcher-shaped  or  tubular  leaves,  and 
  solitary  flowers  with  an  umbrella-shaped  style. 
  {Sarracenia  purpurea},  the  sidesaddle  flower,  is  common 
  at  the  North;  {S.  flava},  {rubra},  {Drummondii}, 
  {variolaris},  and  {psittacina}  are  Southern  species. 
  All  are  insectivorous,  catching  and  drowning  insects  in 
  their  curious  leaves.  See  {Illust}.  of  Sidesaddle 
  flower,  under  {Sidesaddle}.