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NC Native Plant Society:
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Sarracenia purpurea var. montana

Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Huntsman's Cups, Sidesaddle Flytrap, Frog's Britches

Scientific Name:

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana

Genus:

Sarracenia

Species Epithet:

purpurea var. montana

Common Name:

Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Huntsman's Cups, Sidesaddle Flytrap, Frog's Britches

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Mountain bogs, seepage bogs.(Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Transylvania). Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

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:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

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

State Status:

Exploited (*Key)

Notes:

Henderson, Jackson, Macon and Transylvania Counties in North Carolina.

NC Natural Heritage Program Global Rank: G5T1T3; NC Rank S1S2. Exploited.

Plants in a Mountain bog

The Scientific Name is Sarracenia purpurea var. montana. You will likely hear them called Southern Appalachian Purple Pitcherplant, Huntsman's Cups, Sidesaddle Flytrap, Frog's Britches. This picture shows the Plants in a Mountain bog of Sarracenia purpurea var. montana

Tom Harville
Note the lack of color. The green color is atypical, probably due to lack of light.

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Flora of North America



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