Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1327

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (rare outside NC-SC), restricted to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of se. US

Look for it in wet savannas, sandhill seepage bogs, hillside seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...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. venosa   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Carnivorous plants of the US & Canada (Schnell, 2002)
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa var. venosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Purple Pitcherplant, Frog's Breeches, Hunter's Cup


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image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_spurpureafrom13

February    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaf tip is an erect hood, the end of the leaf tube a thickened shiny lip, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_spurpureafrom6

February    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves are short-tubular and "squat," with a broad wing lengthwise, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_8467153317_16d3cc2870

April    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Leaves lie horizontal but curve upward; erect hood doesn't cover mouth, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_8467171931_ccbb07f7c3

April    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Five persistent sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_8468247474_7321a91e9

April    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Petals bright red, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_8468247980_27968e2805

April    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Hairs lining the inner surface of the hood 1.5-3-mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Will Stuart    wil_spurpureavenosa_habit

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands