Re: You want pictures?

Christopher Waldrop (
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 15:56:28 -0600 (CST)

(Jim and I already discussed this, but I thought I'd go ahead and
post this publicly in case I was giving him incorrect information.
I'm sometimes forced to use questionable sources.)
Lecoufle should distinguish between two basic variants of Sarracenia
purpurea: var. venosa, and var. purpurea. The former occurs (I think)
from the Carolinas all the way up into Canada, and the squat pitchers
have red veins. The latter occurs from the gulf coast into the
Carolinas, and has more generally distributed reddish coloring. I
know there are several sub-variants of both, but I've never gotten
details on these.
As for the spatulata/spathulata question, I've seen both names used
apparently interchangeably. Is this simply a taxonomical dispute, or
are they actually separate?