white top pitcher plant


Beautiful fields of Sarracenia leucophylla, the White-Topped Pitcher Plant, in Baldwin Co., Alabama. Unfortunately upwards of 95% of native American Sarracenia pitcher plant fields such as these have been eradicated in the name of human progress and development in the South-Eastern US. Many botanic authors of yesteryear waxed poetically about the endless horizons of colorful Sarracenia pitchers once found in American swamps and forest edges. Truly, the loss of these ecosystems is heart-wrenching.  [not my photos]