i got permission from ft jackson people to take photos and count the plants around one pond that they knew sarr grew..it was so over grown i had a very hard time finding what few plants i did..if the wheather is good in the next few weeks here i'm going to wade the pond..or wait till spring..the first 9 pics are of plants only a foot tall and not too clumped...the rest of the photos are of plants just a little over 2ft..i hope i can find more..so far i have counted only 12 plants..very sad...the brush and weeds seem to be choking the plants out...
this clump was growing up the side of the tree..it was rooted to its own dead roots..
went back to fort jackson sc monday to wade the pond in search of more sarr's..found a total of 50 plants..just a 1/4 of the way around the pond..3 big clumps measuring abt 3ft in dia..the rest were sm single plants..from seedlings to only abt a 1ft tall..every plant was located right on the ponds edge..the mud was so deep i couldn't getout far enough to take a pic of the banks..hope to go back soon with a sm boat....all the plants were also abt 20-50ft away from one another
Post by theplantconnoisseur on Apr 16, 2012 13:48:13 GMT 7
Looks like a tough environment to live in. They have to compete with the other plants/grasses for light. And by the looks of it. They are losing. Natural fires keeps the land clear but fires dont happen anymore so material just builds up after years and years. There needs to be a restart button.
Thanks for bringing the CP's on Fort Jackson to my attention. I just finished talking with the garrison commander on Ft Jackson about the issue and he is putting me in touch with the person in charge of the environmental office here on Ft. Jackson. After a little bit of research I have discovered that Sarracenia's are a threatened species here in South Carolina and are actually protected under conservation laws and legislation. I am going to discuss with the environmental office heading a volunteer effort to identify Sarr's and other CP's on Fort Jackson and begin work to further their conservation and hopefully give them an easier time to compete with the local species as well as clear out the non-local invasive species.