The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Florida Panhandle in 2008

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Wet savannah:
We arrived at this nice wet field with pines and cypress. Almost immediately we found gems like this lovely Sarracenia psittacina in the moist soil. Unfortunately, there was also some obnoxious litter left by some other carnivorous plant enthusiasts, trash left by "old man Northrup."

My primary interest was in looking for Pinguicula ionantha, a species I had not seen in the wild. Oh sure, on my last trips to Apalachicola I had seen rosetted Pinguicula plants that could have been Pinguicula ionantha, but since they were not in flower I couldn't be sure they were not P. lutea (my eye wasn't skilled enough for that distinction). I was hoping to see a plant in flower, to make the identification definitive.

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Revised: April 2008
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