Green pitcher-plant (Sarracenia oreophila)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Sarracenia oreophila is a carnivorous herb arising from moderately branched rhizomes that are 1.0-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in.) in diameter. The leaves are of two types. The pitcher leaves (tubular leaves), which appear in spring, are 20-75 cm (8-30 in.) long, 6-10 cm (2.4-4.0 in.) in circumference at the orifice, and gradually narrow from the orifice to the base. Leaves are green to yellow-green with sunlit leaves sometimes maroon suffused, externally maroon veined, or, rarely, with a purple blotch at the orifice. A similarly colored hood arches over the orifice. The pitcher leaves wither by late summer, but are replaced by falcate phyllodia (flattened leaves), which persist until the next season. Flowers are borne singly on scapes 45-70 cm (18-28 in.) long. The petals are yellow. The fruit is a tuberculate capsule 1.5-1.8 cm (0.6-0.7 in.) wide.
- States/US Territories in which the Green pitcher-plant is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Georgia , North Carolina
- US Counties in which the Green pitcher-plant is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|10/21/1979||Southeast Region (Region 4)|
» Federal Register Documents
|09/21/1979||44 FR 54922 54923||(MISSING) Determination that Sarracenia oreophila is an Endangered Species|
|04/09/2010||75 FR 18233 18234||5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information|
|03/24/1980||45 FR 18929 18930||Listing of Sarracenia Oreophila, Green Pitcher Plant; Report of Public Meeting in Alabama|
|06/16/1976||41 FR 24523 24572||Proposed Endangered Status for 1700 U.S. Plants; 41 FR 24523 24572|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|12/12/1994||Green Pitcher-plant||View Implementation Progress||Final Revision 2|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|04/09/2010||75 FR 18233 18234||5-Year Status Reviews of 10 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information||
|04/01/2014||Green pitcher plant (Sarracenia oreophila) 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Green pitcher-plant.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Green pitcher-plant.
» Life History
Flowering occurs in early May to early June. Queen bumblebees (Bombus spp.) are considered to be the primary pollinators of this species.
Green pitcher plant superficially resembles the more common yellow pitcher plant S. flava, but the two species are not known to co-occur.
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