The Alabama canebrake pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant that is unique to Alabama, growing in only Autauga and Chilton counties. The canebrake is one of two Alabama pitcher plant species listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fewer than a dozen sites currently host the plant and only five sites have populations of significant size. With continued conservation efforts, this unique Alabama carnivorous plant will continue to contribute to Alabama’s outstanding biodiversity.
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