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Sarracenia oreophila (Green pitcherplant)
Cressler, Alan

Sarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia oreophila (Kearney) Wherry

Green Pitcherplant, Green Pitcher Plant

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcher-plant Family)


USDA Symbol: SAOR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Green Pitcher-plant (Sarracenia oreophila), found in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, is classified as an endangered species.


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q21B
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL, GA, NC, TN)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sarracenia oreophila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sarracenia oreophila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sarracenia oreophila


Record Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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