One of several typical populations of Sarracenia alata in E Mississippi. This population on private land is very well managed by the owner. Although nothing was planted in the fairly small area, no less than eight species of cps plus a good number of other rare bog plants do occur here spontaneously. The southwesternmost species in its genus is also one of the most enigmatic. There seems to be no good reason why its congeners do not occur as far W. Nor can the variability be explained by simple theories of a hybrid origin, because it appears to increase rather than to decrease with the distance from known localities of other species.

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Name: [Sarracenia alata]
Credit: Jan Schlauer
Date: May, 24, 2001