Preserving rare plants is just part of the job for Alabama Power employees

Preserving rare plants is just part of the job for Alabama Power employees
This white fringeless orchid in Fayette County is federally protected. (Ike Pigott/Alabama NewsCenter)

Alabama Power has notified the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of a rare flower employees found in the woods of Fayette County.

The white fringeless orchid is federally protected, and was recently discovered in the right-of-way of a company transmission line outside of Fayette. Several dozen blooms have been identified, and further examination has turned up a couple of other locations where the orchid blooms.

Alabama Power helping preserve endangered orchids in the wild from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Alabama Power Environmental Affairs Specialist Dylan Shaw explained what the company does to maintain and preserve these endangered species in one of the most biodiverse states in the country.

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