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Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pitcherplants

United States Botanic Garden

 
 
Pitcherplants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. Pitcherplants Marker
Inscription.
Bogs typically have nutrient poor soils and acidic conditions unsuitable for most plants. However, many organisms, like pitcherplants (Sarracenia spp.), have evolved to thrive in these conditions, and as a result bogs are some of the most diverse habitats in North America. Habitat loses and over-collection have led to many carnivorous plant species becoming endangered. Today it is illegal in most of the United States to collect carnivorous plants from the wild.

Visit the outdoor bog garden in the Region Garden across the street to see more carnivorous plants.

USBG.gov/CarnivorousPlant
 
Location. 38° 53.243′ N, 77° 0.799′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue SW and Independence Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Historic Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Rain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Square, SW (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Also see . . .  Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Environment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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