Picture of Sarracenia rubra - The Sweet Trumpet

Sarracenia rubra - The Sweet Trumpet


A small species divided in to 5 sub-species. They range in height from 6-24 inches, with most producing slender, lightly veined pitchers, which vary in shape and size. They are clump forming plants and have petite sweet smelling red flowers. Two sub-species-alabamensis and jonesii are considered endangered. Some coloured forms exist including anthocyanin free plants.
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Picture of subsp. gulfensis
subsp. gulfensis

A taller stockier sub species.


£8.50
Picture of subsp. rubra – The Sweet Trumpet
subsp. rubra – The Sweet Trumpet

The typical subspecies. Short with distinct spring/summer growth flushes that can produce different shaped leaves.


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Picture of subsp. wherryi – Wavy Lid, Escambia Co., Florida
subsp. wherryi – Wavy Lid, Escambia Co., Florida

Flamboyance isn't the thing with the rubras, but this one's pushed out the boat and sports a wavy lid.


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Picture of subsp. jonesii - North Carolina
subsp. jonesii - North Carolina

The scarcest of the rubras. Olive coloured summer pitchers to around 8 inches in height.


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Picture of subsp. jonesii - Etowah, N. Carolina
subsp. jonesii - Etowah, N. Carolina

A nice short form of this rare sub-species.


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Picture of subsp. rubra - Long Lid, North Florida
subsp. rubra - Long Lid, North Florida

A nice long lidded clone.


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Picture of subsp. wherryi
subsp. wherryi

A stocky sub-species, the autumn leaves often have a pubescence.


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Picture of subsp. wherryi – Short, Deer Park, Alabama
subsp. wherryi – Short, Deer Park, Alabama

A lovely small clone.


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Picture of subsp. rubra – Boardwalk Site, Green Swamp, North Carolina
subsp. rubra – Boardwalk Site, Green Swamp, North Carolina

From wild seed so these are variable.


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Picture of subsp. rubra – Small Red Form, Mississippi
subsp. rubra – Small Red Form, Mississippi

As the names suggests, it's small. Oh, and red.


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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – Typical, Pond Site, Eglin Reserve, FL
subsp. gulfensis – Typical, Pond Site, Eglin Reserve, FL

From wild seed so these are variable.


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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – Yellow River, Florida, Okaloosa, FL
subsp. gulfensis – Yellow River, Florida, Okaloosa, FL

From wild seed so these are variable.


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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – Crestview, Florida
subsp. gulfensis – Crestview, Florida

From wild seed so these are variable. This site no longer exists.


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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – Red Form, Turkey Hen Creek, Florida
subsp. gulfensis – Red Form, Turkey Hen Creek, Florida

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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – All green form, Yellow River, Florida
subsp. gulfensis – All green form, Yellow River, Florida

An anthocyanin free form, effectively an albino.


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Picture of subsp. gulfensis – Red, Pond Site, Eglin Reserve, FL
subsp. gulfensis – Red, Pond Site, Eglin Reserve, FL

From wild seed so these are variable.


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Picture of subsp. wherryi – Chatom Giant, Chatom, Alabama
subsp. wherryi – Chatom Giant, Chatom, Alabama

One of the so-called Chatom Giant forms, but not really that much bigger, but beautiful plants.


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Picture of subsp. alabamensis
subsp. alabamensis

One of the two rare subspecies, this variant produces taller autumn leaves to around twelve inches.


£10.00
Picture of subsp. gulfensis All Green Areolate, Yellow River, Florida
subsp. gulfensis All Green Areolate, Yellow River, Florida

An unusual all green anthocyanin free form from the Yellow River, Florida, which produces pitchers topped in varying degrees of white areolations.


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Picture of subsp. alabamensis - Thorsby, Alabama
subsp. alabamensis - Thorsby, Alabama

A nice upright form of the subspecies with the characteristic undulate lid.


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Picture of subsp. alabamensis - Tall, Slender
subsp. alabamensis - Tall, Slender

As the name implies, this plant is tall and slender, and often towers above the other alabamensis plants at up to 15 inches.


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