Plant with pitchers and flowers
Plants with pitchers and flowers

This is the world's rarest Sarracenia subspecies, and one of the most unusual ones as well. The habitat is strikingly different from all others I have seen. Sarracenia rubra jonesii is accompanied here by Drosera rotundifolia (BTW one of the southernmost records of this species and the only one together with S. rubra), Utricularia cornuta, Pogonia, and Calopogon orchids, and Osmunda regalis (royal fern). The photos show pitchers and flowers growing along a shallow water stream on exposed, bare sandstone rock.

Photo Info
Name: [Sarracenia rubra subsp. jonesii]
Credit: Jan Schlauer
Date: June 3, 2000