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Sarracenia X catesbaei {S. flava X S. purpurea}

Catesby's Hybrid Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia X catesbaei {S. flava X S. purpurea}

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

catesbaei

Common Name:

Catesby's Hybrid Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, seepage bogs, pocosins. Full NC range not clear: both parents can be found in the NC Piedmont (where rare) and Coastal Plain (more common).

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal, No apparent leaves

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Carnivorous -- See also The Carnivorous Plant FAQ, courtesy of The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Is a hybrid between S. flava and S. purpurea.

Weakley (2015) note: "Hybrids between the various species of pitcher-plants are relatively frequent; see Bell (1952), Bell & Case (1956), Mellichamp (2008), and Mellichamp in FNA (2009) for further discussion. They are usually rather easy to determine, since they show intermediacy in characters, and usually are found in close proximity to both parents."

Threatened in Florida and Maryland, Endangered in Georgia and Illinois, Exploitably Vulnerable in New York

Plant

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Tom Harville

Tube or Hollow Leaf

Philip Semanchuk

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Tube or Hollow Leaf

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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