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Appalachian Excursion in 2007!

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Sarracenia purpurea:
A very nice plant, whatever you decide to call it.

The only remaining character that supposedly characterizes the "var. montana" taxon is the presence of shorter than normal hood hairs. I won't deny that the hairs on the hood of this plant look shorter than normal. I would like to see more field work on this done.

Here is another view of a pitcher for you to ponder.

After a lot of exploration, we left this boggy site to visit two Sarracenia oreophila sites. The first site was in Georgia, and the second was in North Carolina. (I had contacted the land managers of both sites and had gotten permission for us to stop by the sites.)

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