Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Sarracenia oreophila looks very similar to the much more common S. flava, however, this species has the flowering scape taller than the leaves, such that the flower is raised somewhat above the top of the trumpets. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Check out the pictures on Jim Fowler's blog.
The pitcher plant has not only unique leaves, but very strange flowers as well. Read more at the Botanical Society of America.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Mountain Green Pitcherplant, Green Pitcherplant, Mountain Pitcherplant
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_s_oreophila_3
Resembles S. flava, but the pitchers pale green and petals yellowish-green, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
COMPARE Pitcherplant species
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to North Carolina & Georgia
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
5 persistent sepals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p331
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p021
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p322
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p062
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