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Idaho fen-hopping in 2006

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A veritable glade!
It is nice to see so many plants in flower. Utricularia minor often has the interesting characteristic of furling the edges of its lower corolla lip (i.e. petal) downwards, making the flower very narrow.

Notice how some of the flowers are much paler than others--this is an artifact of aging. Beware of trying to differentiate Utricularia species by the precise shade of flowers color. You could be fooled by aged flowers. I think about this when I hear people talk about Utricularia ochroleuca flower color. I'm not saying it can't be done...just be careful!

There is more of that distracting foliage in the front left...

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005