Official Symbols & Emblems
Flower - Pitcher Plant
Originally selected by Queen Victoria to be printed on the newly-minted Newfoundland Penny, the Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea, was later designated by the Newfoundland Cabinet in 1954 to be the official flower of the new province. This unique plant can be found throughout the marshes and bogs of Newfoundland. The wine and green flowers attract the insects which, occasionally, fall into the tubular leaves below. The cup-shaped leaves collect water and rain, drowning the insects which nourish the plant.