Pinguicula pumila Michx. - Small Butterwort
Family - Lentiburlariaceae
Flowering - March - April.
Habitat - Savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking little species has only been reported from the two southern-most Alabama counties. It is an uncommon plant throughout its limited range becasue of loss of habitat and fire suppression in pine savannah areas. The plant can be identified by its habitat, small leaves, and small blue flowers.
Photographs taken at the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL., 3-30-05.