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Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Southern Purple Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

purpurea var. venosa

Common Name:

Southern Purple Pitcherplant, Pitcher-plant

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, Yellow, Purple

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:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

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:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

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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