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