Bright red Sarracenia purpurea in habitat (SE North Carolina, USA)

Sarracenia purpurea in the Green Swamp near Wilmington, NC, USA, April 28, 1995. Since other S. purpureas in the area were flowering I assume that this one had sprouted from seed that spring (?) The plant was growing in full sun among tall grasses. The soil was damp to the touch and was typical of the acidic sand/peat mix found in the swamp. I also found drosera, dionaea and pinguiculas within 1-2m and within 10-20m S. flava, and more S. purpurea.

I took this photo with a Minolta Maxxum 7000 on Kodak Ektar 25 film. The negative was scanned directly onto a Kodak Photo CD.

Copyright 1995 by Philip Semanchuk. The photograph may be downloaded for private use and may be used by the ICPS or The Nature Conservancy provided proper credit is given. The photograph may not be used commercially or for publications without permission from Philip Semanchuk (

Photo Info
Name: [Sarracenia purpurea]
Credit: Philip Semanchuk
Date: 1995