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Sarracenia purpurea var. montana

Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Huntsman's Cups, Sidesaddle Flytrap, Frog's Britches

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana

Common Name:

Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Huntsman's Cups, Sidesaddle Flytrap, Frog's Britches

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

greenish with purple edges

Size in Feet:

.75

Light:

full-sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Mountain bogs, seepage bogs.(Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Transylvania). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

Exploited (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Henderson, Jackson, Macon and Transylvania Counties in North Carolina.

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G5T1T3; NC Rank S1S2. Exploited.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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