Special Collections


NCBG - Carnivorous Plant Collection

Our carnivorous plant collection is known as one of the best in the Southeast. Numerous species of pitcher plants, sundews, and butterworts are found in the southeastern United States as are Venus' flytraps. These are cultivated in five raised beds. In addition to the carnivorous plants, these beds include some of the showier plants commonly found in pitcher plant bogs such as orchids, meadow beauties, and the pine lily. The centerpiece of this space is a sculpture depicting the prey of pitcher plants and honoring the late Rob Gardner, the developer and original curator of the collection.

Last Update: 2018-10-30

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
ASLA2 Asclepias lanceolata Few-flower Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
CATU5 Calopogon tuberosus Common Grass-pink Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
DIMU4 Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
DRFI Drosera filiformis Threadleaf Sundew Perennial Forb/herb 3-12 in. detail
DRIN3 Drosera intermedia Spoonleaf Sundew Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 in. detail
DRRO Drosera rotundifolia Roundleaf Sundew Perennial Forb/herb 3-12 in. detail
DRTR4 Drosera tracyi Tracy’s Sundew Perennial Forb/herb to 18 inches detail
ERVE Erigeron vernus Early Whitetop Fleabane Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
LICA4 Lilium catesbaei Pine Lily Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
LYAS2 Lysimachia asperulifolia Roughleaf Loosestrife Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
MACA Macbridea caroliniana Carolina Birds-in-a-nest Perennial Forb/herb detail
MAGR7 Marshallia grandiflora Appalachian Barbara’s-buttons Perennial Forb/herb detail
POOP Pogonia ophioglossoides Rose Pogonia Perennial Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
POLU Polygala lutea Orange Milkwort Biennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
SAKE Sabatia kennedyana Plymouth Gentian Perennial Forb/herb detail
SAALW Sarracenia alabamensis ssp. wherryi Wherry’s Pitcherplant detail
SAFL4 Sarracenia flava Yellow Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SAJO Sarracenia jonesii Mountain Sweet Pitcherplant detail
SALE4 Sarracenia leucophylla Whitetop Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SAOR3 Sarracenia oreophila Green Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
SAPS2 Sarracenia psittacina Parrot Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 6 in. detail
SAPU4 Sarracenia purpurea Northern Purple Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
SAPUV Sarracenia purpurea var. venosa Southern Purple Pitcherplant Perennial Forb/herb to 14 in. detail
SARU4 Sarracenia rubra Sweet Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 16 in. detail
SARUA Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis Alabama Canebrake Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
SPCE Spiranthes cernua Nodding Ladies’-tresses Perennial Forb/herb 5-16 in. detail
THCO5 Thalictrum cooleyi Cooley’s Meadow-rue Perennial Forb/herb detail
VAMA Vaccinium macrocarpon Large Cranberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 6 in. detail