DeKalb County, Alabama
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Table of Pesticide Active Ingredients
Green Pitcher Plant
|2,4-D (all forms)||29|
|DICAMBA (all forms)||29|
|MCPA (all forms)||29|
|PICLORAM (all forms)||29|
Limitations on Pesticide Use
|14b||Do not apply this pesticide in the species habitat (described under the Shading Key), nor within 100 feet of the habitat.|
|20b||Do not apply directly to water within the shaded area, including streams at the boundary of the shaded area.|
|29||Do not apply this pesticide in the species habitat (described under the Shading Key). In addition, forground applications do not apply within 20 yard of the habitat, nor within 100 yards for aerial applications.|
|33a||Do not apply this pesticide in the species habitat (described under the Shading Key), nor within 1/4 mile of the habitat.|
Green pitcher plant [Sarracenia oreophila]
The green pitcher plant is a perennial herb growing from moderately branched rhizome 8-30 inches tall. The plant is wider at the top than at the base. It has green to yellow-green, funnel shaped leaves that appear with the flower buds in early April, and mature with yellow flowers during late April and May. The leaves wither by late summer and are replaced with flat leaves that persist until the following season. This insectivorous plant gains its nutrients by consuming insects that are trapped by bristles inside the leaves.
Green pitcher plant is found in diverse habitats with highly acidic and organic soils such as seepage bogs, areas that are wetlands for at least part of the growing season, and in sandstone or shale soils along flat to moderately sloping stream banks or woodland sites with much winter moisture.
Formerly the green pitcher plant grew in five geological provinces, but is now known from only three: Cumberland Plateau, Blue Ridge, and Ridge and Valley. These provinces are contained in Alabama (Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, and Marshall counties); and Georgia (Towns County). Most of the 26 pitcher plant colonies occur in the Cumberland Plateau region of northeastern Alabama. Recovery of this species depends on maintaining adequate water tables by preventing the drainage or filling of surrounding wetlands, preventing herbicide and fertilizer run-off from adjacent agricultural areas, and halting the succession of woodlands that overtake pitcher plant habitat.