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Darlingtonia pollination studies in 2006

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Autumnal growth:
After a full year's growth, the density of Darlingtonia californica pitchers is high and the cover from this species easily exceeds any other plant in the seepage.

Darlingtonia is usually associated with a mineral called serpentine. One interesting surprise about this site is that there is no serpentine present. Even gouges in the ground nearby--resulting from logging operations--have exhumed many rocks and boulders: none are serpentinic.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005