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11a. Sarracenia rubra Walter subsp. rubra

Pitchers (6-)12-30(-50) cm, gradually tapering from base to orifice, glabrous or short-hairy; orifice 0.5-2.5 cm wide; hood narrowly ovate, ± flat, not much undulated, 0.7-4.5 × 0.7-3.9 cm, length-to-width ratio 1-4.3. Scapes 12-66 cm, usually 2-3 times taller than tallest pitchers.

Flowering Apr-May. Wet pine savannas and flatwoods, pineland seepage slopes, bogs, boggy streamheads, boggy pond margins, springy hillsides near fall line; 0-200 m; Ga., N.C., S.C.

Subspecies rubra occurs on the coastal plain from southeastern North Carolina (Carteret and Wayne counties) to western Georgia (Muskogee County). In southeastern North Carolina, some plants can be relatively small and form dense colonies.


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