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Plant Details

Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Southern Purple Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Common Name:

Southern Purple Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Size in Feet:

bloom 1.5

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas, sandhill seepage bogs, hillside seepage bogs. Rare in NC Piedmont, common in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

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:

Carnivorous -- See also The Carnivorous Plant FAQ, courtesy of The International Carnivorous Plant Society

NC Natural Heritage list global status as G5T3T5.

Pitfall Traps

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Plants in Full Sun

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Note the purple coloring

Plants in a Mountain bog

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Tom Harville
Note the lack of color

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Bloom Close up

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Tom Harville

Seeds

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Efloras
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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