OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 089-01-004?:
Sarracenia purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Purple Pitcherplant


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image of Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea, Northern Purple Pitcherplant

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_purpurea_purpurea_2

May        

Petals red to deep maroon, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea, Northern Purple Pitcherplant

JK Marlow    jkm0507g_01

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Cranberry Glades Botanical Area

Pitchers greater than 3x long as broad, glabrous on the outer surface, per Weakley's Flora.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 089-01-004?:
Sarracenia purpurea   FAMILY Sarraceniaceae

 

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2075

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in bogs, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Dark maroon (occasionally red)
Bisexual
5 persistent sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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