I went back to Sarracenia oreophila country last week and I found (well, located I guess) another in situ population of S. oreophila! but first I also got to see the awesome S. oreophila exhibit at the Desoto State Park Nature Center! This exhibit was built as part of a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project, that would of been an awesome Eagle Project to undertake, and along with building this exhibit another eagle project elsewhere in the park actually made a new S. oreophila bog! (There's a you-tube video of it somewhere, I'll have to find it)
They had some excellent S. oreophila var ornata in the exhibit!
There was even a late blooming flower!
And now the new In situ location of S.oreophila I found.
These plants were past there prime but I figured everyone would like to see them anyway so here ya go!
First a habitat shot, this site was very small, next to a river, and very, very dry. This area of Alabama has been experiencing a bit of a drought recently so the entire park was drier than normal, though I now see why S. oreophila goes dormant so early!
Also I believe the re-bar stuck in the ground are plant markers but I can not be sure.
There were a bunch of failed flower heads
This individual was about 12' from the main population and was growing directly next to the river
Thanks for looking, more pics to come!
EDIT: Found it! Turns out it was a different Eagle Project actually that made the new bog, but that's even better!