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Eastern Oregon carnivores in 2006

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Utricularia macrorhiza:
I suppose you won't be surprised that I found this species. After all, in suitable habitats all this plant needs to thrive is deep water. However, it was surprisingly rare. The only plants I found were not near the Sphagnum mat, nor were they in the open water at the center of the lake. Instead, they were hidden along the shoreline and tucked among the sedges in several cm of water--veritable leech-havens. I also found, floating in the water, a dead predatory diving beetle that, I swear, was about 5cm long. Egads!

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