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Idaho fen-hopping in 2006

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Colorful bladders:
Back at boat launch I used my traveling aquarium to take a few images of aquatic Utricularia. I like the way that Utricularia macrorhiza bladders are often very colorful. The purplish-red color results from pigmentation produced inside the bladder cell walls, and is not the result of captured food.

If you prefer a more natural-looking view of these stolons you can look here.

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