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Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. gibbosa (Raf.) Wherry
purple pitcherplant

General Information
Symbol: SAPUG
Group: Dicot
Family: Sarraceniaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
SAHE5 Sarracenia heterophylla Eaton
SAPUH Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. heterophylla (Eaton) Torr.
SAPUR Sarracenia purpurea L. var. ripicola B. Boivin
SAPUS Sarracenia purpurea L. var. stolonifera Macfarlane & D.W. Steckbeck
SAPUT Sarracenia purpurea L. var. terrae-novae La Pylaie


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Nepenthales
Family Sarraceniaceae – Pitcher-plant family
Genus Sarracenia L. – pitcherplant
Species Sarracenia purpurea L. – purple pitcherplant
Subspecies Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. gibbosa (Raf.) Wherry – purple pitcherplant

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
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Exploitably Vulnerable



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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