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Apalachicola National Forest in 2010

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Straight inflorescences
If you are tempted to suggest that these are actually Drosera intermedia plants, I note that the three red inflorescences in this image emerge more or less vertically from the centers of the plants.

Meanwhile, the inflorescences in Drosera intermedia emerge more horizontally from the side of the rosettes. (Compare, for example, this photograph of Drosera intermedia from Okaloosa County).

Of course, this hasn't stopped some people from suggesting the long-leaf plants are introgressed hybrids involving Drosera intermedia and Drosera capillaris that are somehow fertile. Who knows?

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Revised: June 2010
©Barry Rice, 2005