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Sarracenia jonesii

Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia jonesii

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

jonesii

Common Name:

Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Violet

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:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, cataract seeps. Rare in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered, Exploited (*Key)

Federal Status:

E - Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

Weakly: Endemic to a small area in sw. NC and nw. SC. There has been a great deal of disagreement over the taxonomic treatment of this taxon, a montane sibling of S. rubra.

NC Natural Heritage Program lists as Exploited, NC Status as Endangered, NC Rank S1, and Global Status as G4T2 - Buncombe, Henderson, Macon and Transylvania Counties in NC.

Pitcher

image

Jean Woods

Plants & Blooms

image

Jean Woods

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
(c)Carnivorous Plant Gallery


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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