The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Florida, 2010

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Randy delivered on another of his promises for this pond: the darling butterwort Pinguicula primuliflora. I had only seen this species once before, so this was another thrill.

Here it grows in the organic muck at the water's edge. In contrast with species such as P. lutea or P. caerulea, this species is almost aquatic. That goo it grows in is so soft, you could probable reach under these plants and lift them out with no resistance from the soil.

Of course, if I were there and saw you do that, I'd pop you a quick punch in the eye!

If you wish, you can take a somewhat closer look at these.

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