Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1328

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the se. US

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

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Maroon
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 rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 089-01-002:
Sarracenia rubra   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Pitcherplant, Redflower Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant


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image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

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

Mark A. Musselman    mam_redpitcher012709b

January    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

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

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_habit

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Will Stuart    wil_s_rubra_pitcher_group

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm161001_828

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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