Sarracenia alata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sarracenia alata
Species Authority: (Wood) Wood
Common Name(s):
English Yellow Trumpets

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Schnell, D., Catling, P., Folkerts, G., Frost, C., Gardner, R. & <i>et al.</i>
Reviewer(s): Von Arx, B. & Groves, M. (Carnivorous Plants Red List Authority)

Geographic Range [top]

United States (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Recorded from seepage areas and savanna bogs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is subject to a variety of threats including the loss or degradation of wetland habitat, often through conversion for cultivation, housing, and the development of recreational areas; direct use of and drift from herbicides (particularly on roadside areas); invasive exotic species such as kudzu Pueraria lobata, Chinese privet, and Japanese Honeysuckle Microstigium; suppression and elimination of the natural processes essential for the maintenance of bog habitat (for example, through fire, or the activities of beavers); and direct collection of the species (more recently, seed collection has threatened smaller subpopulations).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: S. alata is currently listed on CITES Appendix II.

Bibliography [top]

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Schnell, D., Catling, P., Folkerts, G., Frost, C., Gardner, R. & et al. 2000. Sarracenia alata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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