Plant Details

Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea

Northern Purple Pitcherplant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea

Common Name:

Northern Purple Pitcherplant

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)


US Native




full-sun, part-sun

Soil Moisture:


Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Bogs. Weakley shows this species growing from the VA coastal plain north—not present in NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


Flora of North America states "Within Sarracenia purpurea, there is much overlap of character states among the infraspecific taxa, and there are always exceptions and problematic specimens, especially where they may hybridize with other species in the Carolinas."

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USDA PLANTS Database Record

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

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