Non-native Carnivorous Plants at Albion Bog

Dionaea muscipula at Albion Bog

Dionaea muscipula

Photos of a few of the non-native plants growing at Albion Bog before their removal by the Nature Conservancy (the owners of the bog).

Sarracenia leucophylla clump at Albion Bog

Sarracenia leucophylla

Albion Bog is a particularly wet part of a pigmy pine forest located on the Mendocino County coast of northern California. The place has been used for ad-hoc experiments by carnivorous plant enthusiasts for a few decades. As a result, there's an odd assemblage of carnivorous plants from around the world growing amongst the pines.

Sarracenia leucophylla pitchers at Albion Bog

Sarracenia leucophylla

The Nature Conservancy, which owns the wetlands, got tired of the plantings a couple years ago and removed as much of the alien material as the could. Read more about it here.

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa pitchers at Albion Bog

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa

I took these photos before the TNC removal. It's quite odd to see Sarracenia growing wild, more or less, in that environment.

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa at Albion Bog

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa

More photos of non-native carnivorous plants at Albion Bog in my image archive. You might also want to see photos from after the Nature Concervancy removed some of the non-native material from Albion Bog.

Written on July 9, 2011