plants from above to show lids.

This picture was taken in W Alabama along a roadside ditch. Here S. alata grows with S. leucophylla (dominant), S. psittacina (abundant), Drosera filiformis tracyi (common), Utricularia cornuta (local), and other interesting plants. The habitat is vulnerable and conservation dependent but nevertheless, reckless poachers have dug up a good portion of (probably) S. alata from easily accessible (visible from the road) spots (only holes remained in the soil). All populations of S alata in Alabama (E limit of global distribution) are important from taxonomic, geobotanical, and ecological viewpoints, and removing such large amounts of plants is unjustifiable.

Photo Info
Name: [Sarracenia alata]
Credit: Jan Schlauer
Date: May, 22, 2001