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Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Sweet Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcher-plant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

rubra ssp. rubra

Common Name:

Sweet Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet 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, 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

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhill seepage bogs, pocosins, and wet savannas. Uncommon in NC 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:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently 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 Program lists as exploited, S3, G5T3T4

Threatened in Florida
Endangered in Georgia

Plants

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Closeup

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Plants

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Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004
© Tom Harville

Blooms

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Tom Harville

Bloom Close up

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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