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Idaho fen-hopping in 2006

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Utricularia minor:
Drilling through the Drosera anglica flats were little streamlets, and these had nice growths of Utricularia minor. Despite some fairly rigorous searches, I was unable to find any other species of Utricularia. (And I was so sure I would find Utricularia intermedia in Tranquil Basin, too!)

Incidentally, I also found Utricularia minor in the far western corner of Tranquil Basin, but I held off on mentioning it until now. I am a man of many secrets.

Finally, after having this image of Utricularia under my belt (I didn't see any in flower, by the way), I concluded it was time to hike back over the mountain pass to get to my car. It was about 4 p.m., and I wanted to make sure I didn't get caught in the dark. I had about 5 hours of daylight still, but I was treacherously low on water and wanted to take no chances.

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