By DAVID RAINER
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Rays of sunshine filter down through the opening in the canopy to the quarter-acre plot in DeSoto State Park, just what the plants on the ground need to maintain one of the most rare flora species around – the mountain green pitcher plant.
Pitcher plant bogs are quite a spectacular sight in south Alabama, where growing conditions are much more favorable. What makes the pitcher plant bog in DeSoto so