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Florida Panhandle in 2008

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It was still early morning when Jim, Bob, and I stopped at an Apalachicola site Jim liked. It was here that a few years ago he found Sarracenia psittacina with enormous inflated hoods. As he had just concluded an unsuccessful voyage further west looking for Sarracenia rubra subsp. gulfensis, he dubbed these plants Sarracenia psittacina "golf-ballensis." Yes, an imperfect pun, but an amusing one nonetheless.

The sky was still a little dull and the air was still, so we were buzzed mercilessly by clouds of mosquitoes. We were waving our hands around us like frantic schoolgirls at a Justin Timberlake concert.

I also used my flash gear to take another rather bizarre image of a completely submerged plant. Meanwhile, some plants were quite high and dry.

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