OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 089-01-002:
Sarracenia rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sarracenia rubra

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant


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image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Mark A. Musselman    mam_redpitcher012709

January    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

Leaves often suffused above with reddish or purplish veins, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Mark A. Musselman    mam_redpitcher012709b

January    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Keith Bradley    kab_sarracenia_rubra_7083

May    Lexington County    SC

Shealey's Pond Heritage Preserve

Later the drooping red petals will drop off, exposing the umbrella-capped style.

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_blossoms_400

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers grow singly atop leafless stems about as tall as the leaves, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_habit

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_pitcher_group

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_pitcherdetail

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves erect, 4-28" tall, reddish to greenish, with a rather small orifice, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

Will Stuart    wil_sarracenia_rubra_017

August    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

A late burn in this seep gave rise to several clusters of fresh pitchers. — Will Stuart

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra, Carolina Sweet Pitcherplant, Carolina Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcherplant

JK Marlow    jkm161001_828

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Hoods are held horizontal and held closely over the orifice, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 089-01-002:
Sarracenia rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sarracenia rubra

 

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1328

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: sandhill seepage bogs, pocosins, wet savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon
Bisexual
5 persistent sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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