Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1322

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to a small area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Look for it in bogs, cataract seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon outside, Green inside
Bisexual
5 persistent sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 089-01-002?:
Sarracenia rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant


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JK Marlow    jkm100514_131

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Flowers nod, and they have a large, rather flat, umbrella-shaped style, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_133

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Flowers have 5 incurved, deciduous, red-purple petals only 1" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_144

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Summer pitchers narrow, elongate (avg 40-50cm), ~ 20x as long as mouth's width, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_146

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Hoods are ascending, leaving the orifice exposed, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm100514_150

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Flowers have 5 persistent sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm100606_128

June    Greenville County    

Chandler Heritage Preserve

The tubes are often partially filled with liquid and decayed insect parts. — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm070920_023

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Scapes are about the same height as the pitchers, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia jonesii

JK Marlow    jkm070920_026

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Leaves are a waxy dull green with crisscrossing maroon-purple veins. — Patrick McMillan