The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

North and South Carolina low country, 2007

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Early in the season, the pitcher plants were just coming into flower and the pitchers from the previous year were but dried husks. Even so, you can easily see that this is Sarracenia minor, another rarity for North Carolina. Did you notice the dead pitchers in the mud in the previous photograph?

Mark pointed out the odd fact that while the vegetation looked much the same on both sides of the road, all the Sarracenia minor were segregated to one side of the road, while Sarracenia purpurea were only on the other side of the road.

The Sarracenia purpurea looked nice, but to get at them, I would have had to wade across the drainage ditch, and I wasn't in the mood for it.

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Revised: February 2008
©Barry Rice, 2005