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Pesticide Table for the Green Pitcher Plant

Active Ingredient Code
2, 4-D
28
2, 4-D (AMINES, ESTERS, SALTS)
28
AMITROLE
28
AMMONIUM SULFAMATE
28
ATRAZINE
28
CACODYLIC ACID
28
DAZOMET
28
DICAMBA
28
DICHLOBENIL
28
DICHLORPROP (2, 4-DP)
28
DIMETHYLAMINE DICAMBA
28
DIPHENAMID
28
ENQUIK
28
EPTC (EPTAM)
28
FOSAMINE-AMMONIUM
28
GLYPHOSATE
28
HEXAZINONE
28
MCPA, CID
28
MCPA (AMINES)
28
MCPA (SALTS)
28
OXYFLUORFEN
33
PARAQUAT
28
PICLORAM
28
POTASSIUM PICLORAM
28
SIMAZINE
28
SODIUM DICAMBA
28
TEBUTHIURON
28
TRIETHYLAMINE PICLORAM
28

Limitations on Pesticide Use

Code Limitations
28 Do not apply within 100 yards of species habitat for aerial applications or within 20 yards of species habitat for ground applications.
33 Do not apply within one-quarter mile of species habitat.

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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.

Matthews, J.R. (ed.), The Official World Wildlife Fund Guide to Endangered Species, Beacham Publishing Inc, Washington, DC. Vol I, pp. 351-352.

 

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