Mountain Sweet Pitcher Plant
By Emma Burke
Where is it found?
Why is it endangered?
- over-collection of the plant by humans
- trampling by humans and livestock in their wetland habitat
- degradation of their habitat (wetlands) due to drainage, cultivation and over-grazing, and recreational development
Why is it important?
The mountain sweet pitcher plant is important ecologically because it plays an important role in the food chain. Not only does it act as a producer, but also a carnivore by eating the bugs that fall into it to consume for nutrients.
No economic importance.