The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

North and South Carolina low country, 2007

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Deep drainage:
The main road through The Green Swamp is often flanked by deep drainages. We pulled off at one spur road to look at the drainage because we could see it was filled with exciting yellow flowers. Yes, looking down the length of the drainage we were pleased to see it choked with Utricularia inflata.

Here is another image of the flowers, oh, and yet another.

I noticed several specimens of the extremely invasive and troublesome non-native tree species, Sapium sebiferum (Chinese tallowtree). I found some amusement that a few of these saplings were having trouble because they were being ascended by yet another troublesome invasive, Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum). A clash of the troublesome tyrants!

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©Barry Rice, 2005