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Idaho fen-hopping in 2006

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Delicate foliage:
This is something I think is very interesting. This is the exact same species as in the previous photograph. But here, instead of having leaves with relatively short and flattened leaf segments, the leaves are now much more delicate. Isn't this interesting?

I got the impression, although I did not spend enough time on the matter to rigorously prove it to my satisfaction, that the plants growing in very shallow muck produced the surface-crawling leaves as in the previous page. Meanwhile, plants growing in deep and clear water would produce the delicate foliage as seen above. Interesting.

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