The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Massachusetts and Vermont in 2006

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Finally some bladders, which of course carnivorous plant enthusiasts love to see. These were invisible in the other photographs because the bladder-bearing shoots are buried in the muck and mire, which is why they lack chlorophyll.

Notice that a green turion has been produced on this bladder-shoot. While Utricularia intermedia produces two markedly different kinds of shoots, both kinds of shoots produce the same kind of turion.

Incidentally, my TNC guides let me collect a few Utricularia specimens. At the end of the trip, after we had stowed the canoes, I photographed the plants using flash gear and small aquarium I travel with. When I was done, I tossed the plants back into the water.

I'm just being honest, so you know how I took these photographs.

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©Barry Rice, 2005