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Sarracenia jonesii Wherry. Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant. Phen: May; Jul. Hab: Bogs, cataract seeps over acidic bedrock. Dist: Endemic to a small area in sw. NC and nw. SC (low elevation Blue Ridge and adjacent uppermost Piedmont).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: There has been a great deal of disagreement over the taxonomic treatment of this taxon, a montane sibling of S. rubra. See Wherry (1929), Bell (1949), McDaniel (1971), Wherry (1972), Case and Case (1976), Schnell (1977), Massey et al. (1983), and McDaniel (1986) for further discussion.

Synonymy: = FNA8, K3, K4, W, Case & Case (1976), Rice (2018); = n/a – S, S13; = Sarracenia rubra Walter ssp. jonesii (Wherry) Wherry – K1, McPherson & Schnell (2011), Schnell (2002b); < Sarracenia rubra Walter – GW2, RAB, Bell (1949), McDaniel (1971), Wood (1960)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Sarracenia jonesii, Cataract bog, Greenville County, South Carolina 9 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Sarracenia jonesii, cataract bog, Eva Russel Chandler Heritage Preserve, Greenville County, South Carolina 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Sarracenia jonesii, Cataract bog, Greenville County, South Carolina 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Sarracenia jonesii, Cataract bog, Greenville County, South Carolina 6 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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