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by Makoto Honda
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Sarracenia oreophila                                                                                                                                     © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

This mountain pitcher plant, S. oreophila, exhibits great resemblance to some of its southeastern cousins.  Indeed, the species was considered to be a form of S. flava until it was formally described by E. T. Wherry in 1973.  The plant is restricted to several scattered locations in northern Alabama, and is considered endangered.  I am indebted to Mrs. Mildred Y. Linder of Birmingham, Alabama, then with Southern Research Institute, for my first and only sighting of the natural habitat of this rare species.

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