Sarracenia purpurea L.
- Common Name: Purple Pitcher Plant
- Family: Sarraceniaceae Dumort.
- Country of Origin: Eastern N. America - Labrador, south to Kentucky, Iowa and F
- Habitat: Sphagnous bogs and peaty barrens.
- Description: This carnivorous species is widespread in eastern USA and Canada, extending from New Jersey to the Arctic. It grows to only 6 in (15 cm) in height. The pitchers are slender at the basal rosette, rapidly becoming swollen higher up. They are usually green with purple tints and the lid stands erect. The flowers appear in spring; they are purple or greenish purple and up to 2 1/2 in (6 cm) wide. It has become naturalized in Europe, particularly Ireland.
- Culture: Cultivation: These moderately to fully frost-hardy plants need sun or part-shade and moist, peaty soil. During the growth period they need to be kept very wet, and cool and moist in winter. Propagate from seed or by division in spring.
- CITES Appendix II Listed Plant
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- Accession # 199800089
- Source: Carolina Biological
- Accession Date: 06-08-1998
- Bench: 2310 - Temperate Carnivores
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 04-10-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: asterids
- Order: Ericales
- Family: Sarraceniaceae
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- Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version
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