Sarracenia purpurea Linnaeus var. venosa (Rafinesque) Fernald. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-Jul. Hab: Wet pine savannas, sandhill seepage bogs, hillside seepage bogs. Dist: Var. venosa is restricted to the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the se. United States, ranging from se. VA south to se. SC and e. GA; perhaps disjunct in e. LA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: See MacRoberts & MacRoberts (2004) for a detailed discussion about old LA collections of S. purpurea or S. rosea. For those tolerant of quadrinomial taxonomy, plants in our area may be considered S. purpurea ssp. venosa (Rafinesque) Fernald var. venosa. It is notable, though, that the findings of Godt & Hamrick (1999) and Ellison et al. (2004) do not support the greater relationship of the southern taxa to one another and their divergence from the northern taxon, and thus do not support the quadrinomial taxonomy.
Synonymy: = C, F, G, Wood (1960); = Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. purpurea var. purpurea – K1; = Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. venosa (Raf.) Wherry – FNA8; = Sarracenia purpurea L. ssp. venosa (Raf.) Wherry var. venosa – K3, K4, McPherson & Schnell (2011), Schnell & Determann (1997), Schnell (2002b); = Sarracenia purpurea L. var. purpurea – Reveal (1993b); < Sarracenia purpurea L. – GW2, RAB, S, Va, W, Bell (1949), McDaniel (1971)