Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1323

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA, rare in NC (where it is introduced), endemic to Gulf Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon
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 leucophylla   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia leucophylla   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White-topped Pitcherplant, Crimson Pitcherplant


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image of Sarracenia leucophylla

JK Marlow    jkm0310h_21

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Hood erect or ascending; a network of red venation surrounds white tissue, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia leucophylla

JK Marlow    jkm0511b_29

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Areas of white tissue all around summit of pitcher and throughout hood, per Weakley's Flora.


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