Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii

Common Names:
Mountain sweet pitcher-plant, sweet pitcherplant
(Wherry) Wherry
Growth Habit:
Subshrub, Forb/herb
CPC Number:
Profile Contributors:
Johnny Randall
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Reference Links

ITIS - Tropicos - USDA Plants - Fish & WildLife

Participating Institutions

The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
North Carolina Botanical Garden

The conservation of Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii is fully sponsored.
Johnny Randall contributed to this Plant Profile.


Of the 16 historical populations of Mountain Sweet Pitcher-plant, only 10 surviving today. This southern Appalachian endemic continues to face danger from development and the changes it brings to natural communities. Many of the vanished populations were lost as a result of the destruction of their bogs due to changes in hydrology. The channelization of streams, which often precedes development or the conversion of forested land to agriculture, caused the bogs that once supported pitcherplant populations to dry out.

This species produces showy maroon flowers from April to June and exhibits green pitchers throughout the growing season. Reproduction occurs by seed and fragmentation of rhizomes (Massey et al. 1983; Wood 1960).

Distribution & Occurrence


Conservation, Ecology & Research