(Sarracenia oreophila) in Alabama
Green pitcher plant (Sarracenia oreophila) in Alabama © Alan Cressler

Places We Protect

Chitwood Barrens Preserve

Alabama

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The Chitwood Barrens Preserve is home to many rare plant species, like the green pitcher plant.

This preserve is home to grassy sandstone barrens with many rare plants, including rose gentian, longleaf sunflower, green pitcher plant, Harper's love-vine and Little River Canyon onion.

Why TNC Selected This Site

The site was originally protected to preserve the green pitcher plant (sarracenia oreophila).

What TNC is Doing

Our strategies for this preserve include prescribed burning, exotic species control and monitoring of species.

How to Prepare for Your Visit

Due to the preserve's fragile habitat and rare species, visitation is limited. For further information, call 205-251-1155, or e-mail ktassin@tnc.org.

Plants

Rare plant species found here include rose gentian and longleaf sunflower, green pitcher plant, Harper's love-vine and Little River Canyon onion.