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Sarracenia flava

Yellow Pitcherplant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia flava

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

flava

Common Name:

Yellow Pitcherplant

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, seepage bogs, pocosins. In the centers of peat domes and large peat-filled Carolina bays, S. flava is sometimes very abundant, occasionally the dominant plant over areas exceeding several square kilometers (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont, common in Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare, Exploited (*Key)

Notes:

Carnivorous -- See also The Carnivorous Plant FAQ, courtesy of The International Carnivorous Plant Society. Listed as "Unusual" in Georgia" (Yellow Flytrap)
NC Natural Heritage Program NC Status "Exploited", NC Rank S3S4, Global Rank G5?
Watch list 6 in Piedmont of NC

Field of S. flavas

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David McAdoo

Another Field

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Philip Semanchuk

Hood

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David McAdoo

Tube or Hollow leaf

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David McAdoo

Blooms

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
(c)The Carnivorous Plant Gallery


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