The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
- courtesy of -
The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: What about field collecting endangered Sarracenia?

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana
S. purpurea var. montana

Sarracenia rubra subsp. gulfensis
S. rubra subsp. gulfensis
A: Are you thinking I goofed and repeated the last FAQ entry? Oh no....I never make mistakes.

The subtle difference is that on this page, I am not using an uppercase E in the word endangered: endangered, vs. Endangered--get it? The word Endangered with an uppercase E denotes only those species with federal Endangered status. But I'm also concerned about those plants that are very rare but not "listed." These endangered plants include:

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana
Sarracenia purpurea f. heterophylla
Sarracenia rosea f. luteola
Sarracenia rubra subsp. gulfensis
Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis
Sarracenia flava (in Virginia)
Sarracenia leucophylla (in Georgia).

Hmmm, I think that's a pretty complete list.

None of those plants are protected by the US Endangered Species Act, even though they should be. You shouldn't collect these plants either; they are already in cultivation.

Page citations: Rice, B.A. 2006a; personal observation.

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