Pinkerton Slash

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The Pinkerton Slash is a small swamp bordered by a marshy area located off Route 633, 1.1 miles southwest of South Garden in Albemarle County. [1].

It is home to one of only two known stations in the county of Rhus vernix (poison sumac), the only known station of Leucothoe racemosa (swamp fetter-bush), as well as Maianthemum canadense (Canada May-flower), and the rare orchid Platanthera peramoena (purple fringeless orchid).[1]

The area is subject to a conservation easement[2].

The Charlottesville Albemarle Orchid Society has supported the restoration of the area.[citation needed]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Report Appendices, Albemarle County Biodiversity Work Group, December 1 2004, retrieved 3 Jul 2004.
  2. County’s Natural Heritage Committee presents annual report, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 8 2007, retrieved 3 Jul 2009.