Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1324

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

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

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish
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 minor var. minor   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia minor   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 089-01-003:
Sarracenia minor   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooded Pitcherplant


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image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_sami9_002_lvd

        

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm160415_042

April    Turner County    GA

Sepals yellowish green; petals yellow, distal portion narrowly obovate, per Flora of North America.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm160415_173

April    Turner County    GA

The flat leaf-like structures that don't form hollow tubes are phyllodia, per Orchids, Carnivorous Plants, and Other Wildflowers of the Green Swamp, NCby Jim Fowler.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm160415_179

April    Turner County    GA

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm160416_225

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

Will Stuart    wil_8501126274_48f67d1047

April    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Note the bright white "windows" on pitchers & pale lemon petals of blossoms. — Will Stuart

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm0505q_31

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Pitchers and scapes less than 35cm tall, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm0505r_09

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Small white patches surrounded by reddish tissue decorate the hood, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm0505t_30

May    Williamsburg County    SC

The umbrella-like style covers and mostly conceals the ovary, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_minor_hoodpitcher3

July        

Hood arching horizontally over the orifice, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_minor_minor_hoodedp

July        

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

JK Marlow    jkm081009_033

October    Dorchester County    SC

An exterior structure called the keel or ala is dotted with nectar glands, per Orchids, Carnivorous Plants, and Other Wildflowers of the Green Swamp, NCby Jim Fowler.

image of Sarracenia minor var. minor

Tim Spira    tpssminor

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