Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sarracenia purpurea L. subsp. purpurea image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Elizabeth Parnis

Keir Morse

Keir Morse

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Joshua J. Nemec

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert W. Freckmann

Scott B. Sauer

Kurt Stüber
Family Sarraceniaceae
Sarracenia purpurea L. subsp. purpurea
purple pitcher-plant
Sarracenia: for Dr. Michel Sarrasin, early 18th century physician at Court of Quebec, who sent our northern species to Europe
purpurea: from Greek for "purple"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, insectivorous
Flower: maroon, 5-parted, 2 1/2" wide, petals turning inward and soon falling off, shield-like stigma; solitary, nodding on a long stalk rising from the base of the plant; blooms May-Aug.
Leaf:basal, hollow, forming a hooded pitcher-shaped opening that holds water to capture and digest insects, widely winged edges
Habitat: wet; bogs, shores; in sand, marl (clayey, limy) soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sarracenia heterophylla Eaton
Sarracenia purpurea L. f. heterophylla (Eaton) Fernald
Sarracenia purpurea L. subsp. heterophylla (Eaton) Torr.
Sarracenia purpurea L. var. purpurea
Sarracenia purpurea L. var. ripicola B.Boivin
Sarracenia purpurea L. var. stolonifera Macfarl. & D.W.Steckbeck
Sarracenia purpurea L. var. terrae-novae Bach.Pyl.

         
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