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|Family: Sarraceniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sarracenia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sarracenia purpurea L.
Leaf: ascending to nearly erect, < 20 cm, green-yellow to deep red, enlarged upward. Inflorescence: 20--60 cm. Flower: sepals 2--6 cm, ovate to rhombic, abaxially green to dark purple-red, adaxially pale green, dark purple-red near margins or not; petals 2--6 cm, obovate, tapered to a short claw, purple-red (green); style tip +- 3--5 cm wide. Fruit: 1--2.5 cm, +- spheric to ovoid, 5-lobed. Seed: 1--2 mm, flattened, ovate-oblong, brown to +- purple. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Acidic seeps, marshes, bogs; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo (Mendocino Co.), KR (Del Norte Co.), n SNH (Butterfly Valley), possibly elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern North America. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Despite eradication (easily accomplished by hand), plants continue to appear outside cultivation, especially in NCo, northern SNH, due to replanting. Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea (pitchers smooth, glabrous abaxially) and Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa (Raf.) Wherry (pitchers rough or hairy abaxially), both recognized taxonomically, as well as intermediates between the two, in addition to other sp., often planted outside cultivated in California, where they persist and reproduce vegetatively at slow rates.
eFlora Treatment Author: Barry A. Rice
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sarracenia
Next taxon: Saxifragaceae
Citation for this treatment: Barry A. Rice 2017. Sarracenia purpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=43271, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.