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Spotted in Crawford Bog, Conecuh National Forest, AL. One of the most beautiful and flamboyant of all pitcher plants, the white-topped pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant whose highly modified leaves, or ‘pitchers’, act as pitfall traps to catch prey.
Inhabits moist and low-nutrient longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) savannas along the United States Gulf Coast.
The white-topped pitcher plant occurs in the southeastern United States, where it ranges from northwest Florida to southwest Georgia, and west through Alabama, just into Mississippi. The species was thought to have become extinct in Georgia until it was rediscovered at a single site in 2001.
Spotted on Oct 28, 2015
Submitted on Nov 2, 2015
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