Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1320

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in savannas, seepage bogs, pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
5 persistent sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sarracenia flava   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia flava   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 089-01-001:
Sarracenia flava   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_safl4_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_safl4_008_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060423_063

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_016

April    Turner County    GA

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_017

April    Turner County    GA

Narrowed base of the hood usually purple-spotted, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_021

April    Turner County    GA

Flowers strongly ill-scented; sepals yellowish-green; style-disk yellow-green, per Flora of North America.

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_061

April    Turner County    GA

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_183

April    Turner County    GA

Forcing the umbrella-shaped style-disc down provides a glimpse of the stamens.

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm160415_188

April    Turner County    GA

Scapes shorter than pitchers, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_18

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Sides of the narrowed base of the hood rolled strongly backwards, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm060521_112

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

The drooping, bright lemon-yellow petals usually drop within a week or so, per Orchids, Carnivorous Plants, and Other Wildflowers of the Green Swamp, NCby Jim Fowler.

image of Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant, Yellow Trumpet, Trumpets

JK Marlow    jkm161001_821

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge