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Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea (Purple pitcherplant)
Cressler, Alan

Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea L. var. purpurea

Purple Pitcherplant, Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarraceniaceae (Pitcher-plant Family)

Synonym(s): Sarracenia purpurea ssp. gibbosa, Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea, Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea var. purpurea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red


USA: AK , CA , CT , DC , DE , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , ON , QC , SK

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-07-27
Research By: SET

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