Herb: Yellow Trumpet

Latin name: Sarracenia flava

Family: Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Medicinal use of Yellow Trumpet:

The root and leaves are hepatic. They are used in the treatment of dyspepsia, constipation, liver and kidney complaints.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)

to May

Habitat of the herb:

Wet pinelands and bogs.

Propagation of Yellow Trumpet:

Seed - we have no information for this species but would suggest sowing the seed in light shade in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe if possible otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Division might be possible.

Cultivation of the herb:

Wet pinelands and bogs.

Known hazards of Sarracenia flava:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.