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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Sarracenia jonesii

Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia jonesii

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

jonesii

Common Name:

Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcherplant Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Violet

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:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, cataract seeps. Rare in NC Mountains.

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:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered, Exploited (*Key)

Federal Status:

E - Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

Weakly: Endemic to a small area in sw. NC and nw. SC. There has been a great deal of disagreement over the taxonomic treatment of this taxon, a montane sibling of S. rubra.

NC Natural Heritage Program lists as Exploited, NC Status as Endangered, NC Rank S1, and Global Status as G4T2 - Buncombe, Henderson, Macon and Transylvania Counties in NC.

Pitcher

image

Jean Woods

Plants & Blooms

image

Jean Woods

Plant

The Scientific Name is Sarracenia jonesii. You will likely hear them called Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant. This picture shows the Plant of Sarracenia jonesii

Jean Woods

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
(c)Carnivorous Plant Gallery



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