Sarracenia purpurea

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaSarraceniaceaeSarraceniaSarracenia purpurea

Ecology

An insectivourous perennial herb planted in several wet peat bogs, where it often becomes well naturalised but is sometimes only short-lived. It is found on both raised and blanket bogs, being most vigorous in wet, flushed areas. Some populations in Ireland are spreading by wind-dispersed seed. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of western N. America.

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003523

Atlas text references

Atlas (142c)
Foss & O`Connell (1985)
Jalas & Suominen (1999)