Sarracenia oreophila is the rarest Sarracenia species. It is known to exist only in a handful of fragmented populations. Best estimates indiciate only 1500 plants exist in the wild. Habitat destruction, poaching and poor land management have all had huge negative impacts on this spectacular species.
This plant produces large pale green pitchers ornate with veins most prominent at the mouth of the pitcher. Traps are ~75cm tall with mouth circumference from ~5-10cm.
In late summer to autumn, Sarracenia oreophila stops producing carnivorous leaves, and instead produces flat, non-carnivorous phyllodia. In this species the phyllodia are highly recurved.
Also of note is the simultaneous flowering and pitcher development at the beginning of the season as drier conditions prevent later growth of pitchers post flower production.