Sarraceniaceae - pitcherplant family
Sole species that grows without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 5 April 2017)

Sarraceniaceae - pitcherplant family

Mount Desert Island is home to 1 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Sarracenia (1 species)
      Sarracenia purpurea - purple pitcherplant (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])

Sarracenia (pitcherplant)

Sarracenia purpurea (purple pitcherplant) is unique on Mount Desert Island for having the margins of its leaves fused and forming tubes that can hold water.

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.