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Index of North American Pitcher Plants, circa 1935

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Below is an index of the eleven North American Pitcher Plants known in 1935.

Each row contains a watercolor painting of the species by Mary Vaux Walcott, the current scientific name as of 2006, and the old name as described in Walcott and Wherry.

Click on the thumbnail image for a large version of the watercolor paintings, and click on the old scientific name for more details including a description of the species by Edgar T. Wherry, detailed maps, and sketches by Frank Morton Jones.

Click here for the 1935 key to the North American pitcher plants by Edgar T. Wherry.

PaintingsCurrent NameOld Name
Sarracenia californica

Darlingtonia californica

Chrysamphora californica 
Sarracenia alata

Sarracenia alata 

Sarracenia sledgei 
Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava 

Sarracenia flava
Sarracenia leucophylla

Sarracenia leucophylla 

Sarracenia drummondii 
Sarracenia minor

Sarracenia minor

Sarracenia minor 
Sarracenia oreophila

Sarracenia oreophila 

Sarracenia oreophila 
Sarracenia psittacina

Sarracenia psittacina 

Sarracenia psittacina 
Sarracenia purpurea spp. purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea 

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. gibbosa 
Sarracenia purpurea spp. venosa

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa 

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa 
Sarracenia rubra

Sarracenia rubra 

Sarracenia rubra 
Sarracenia jonesii

Sarracenia jonesii

Sarracenia jonesii