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Sarracenia rubra
Sarracenia rubra  

S.  rubra side view
S. rubra side view  
I was sold a Sarracenia rubra, and I'm wondering what kind it is or if it's a S. rubra at all. I live in Oklahoma and am growing the plant in full sun in a 1:1 peat:perlite mixture using distilled water. The pictures were taken in the fall. Thanks for your help!

Hi Jonathan,

Well, it is depending on what taxonomist you talk to these days.  Traditionally this is Sarracenia rubra subsp. alabamensis.  Now I think it's being called just S. alabamensis.  I like calling this the most common endangered pitcher plant in the world since it is mass produced by tissue culture.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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