The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Idaho fen-hopping in 2006

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Close view:
This is what Utricularia minor looks like very close up. Notice the curled-under lower petal, and the absurdly short spur. The flower is so small there is barely even room for the stigmas and stamens! I think they are so cute!

For your enjoyment, I present a few more photos of Utricularia minor flowers:
Much the same, just a different background.
A different inflorescence, viewed from below.
A Californian plant.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005