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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

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

purpurea var. montana

Common Name:

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

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

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

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

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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