Sarracenia Linnaeus. Pitcherplant.
A genus of about 11 species, perennial insectivorous herbs, of e. North America. The sections that have sometimes been recognized do not accord with recent findings about clades and relationships within Sarracenia, so are not recognized here. The status of Sarracenia as a genus with intense horticultural interest is responsible for both conservation challenges and opportunities facing taxa in the genus. Interest in color forms by collectors and growers is also responsible for the naming of many taxa at variety rank that are merely coloration forms.
ID notes: Hybrids between the various species of pitcherplants are relatively frequent; see Bell (1952), Bell & Case (1956), Mellichamp (2008), Mellichamp in FNA (2009), and McPherson & Schnell (2011) for further discussion. They are usually rather easy to determine in geographic context, since they show intermediacy in characters, and usually are found in close proximity to both parents.
Ref: Bell (1949); Bell (1952); Bell & Case (1956); Carstens & Satler (2013); Case & Case (1976); Catalani (2004); Cheek (1994); Cheek (2001); Godt & Hamrick (1999); McDaniel (1971); McPherson (2006); McPherson (2007); McPherson & Schnell (2011); Mellichamp (2008); Mellichamp & Case (2009) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009); Naczi et al. (1999); Neyland & Merchant (2006); Reveal (1993b); Rice (2018); Romanowski (2002); Schnell (1979); Schnell (1981); Schnell (1993); Schnell (1998); Schnell (2002a); Schnell (2002b); Schnell & Determann (1997); Wood (1960). Show full citations.