Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1326

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, restricted to sw. NC (south of Asheville), nw. SC, & ne. GA (an endemic)

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

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Bright red
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 purpurea var. montana   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea var. montana   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 089-01-004:
Sarracenia purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Sidesaddle Flower