Plants forming dense clumps; rhizomes 0.8-1.5 cm diam . Pitchers marcescent, appearing shortly after first flowers, spring flush of pitchers followed by delayed flush of similarly shaped, more robust pitchers in late summer, erect; distal portion of tube typically yellow-green, sometimes purple-lined, purple reticulate-veined, or strongly purple, without white areolae, 15-75 cm, firm, surfaces glabrous or finely pubescent, wings 1-2 cm wide; orifice oval, 2-5 cm diam., rim green, tightly revolute, not or scarcely indented distal to wing; hood recurved adaxially, held well beyond and covering orifice, proximal margins not reflexed, usually yellow-green, sometimes purple-lined, purple reticulate-veined, or strongly purple, without white areolae, ovate, not undulate, 3.5-6 × 4-6 cm, usually wider than long, base cordate, necks not constricted, 0.5-1 cm, apiculum 1-3 mm, adaxial surface glabrate or with hairs to 0.5 mm. Phyllodia usually absent, rarely 1-2, erect, oblanciform, to 40 × 1-2 cm. Scapes 15-60 cm, shorter than pitchers; bracts 1-1.5 cm. Flowers moderately ill-scented; sepals yellowish green, rarely suffused with purple, 3-6 × 2.5-4 cm; petals pale to deep yellow, distal portion ovate-orbiculate, 5-7 × 2.2-4 cm, margins entire; style disc green, 5-8 cm diam. Capsules 1.2-1.8 cm diam. Seeds 1.9-2.3 mm. 2n = 26.
|Pale or winged pitcher plant|