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Plant Details

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Sweet Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcher-plant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Common Name:

Sweet Pitcherplant, Red Pitcherplant, Sweet Pitcher-plant

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Size in Feet:

1.5

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont Mountains rare

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently 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 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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