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Sarracenia alata with a lagniappe, 2005

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Dramatic plants:
Ooh, these Sarracenia alata were much more advanced in their annual growth, and have a ornate, showy flair to them, don't you think? The lids are quite undulate, not unlike Sarracenia alabamensis subsp. alabamensis or Sarracenia alabamensis subsp. wherryi. Here is a view of similar plants.

Beth showed me some Drosera capillaris she thought might have been D. intermedia (I have been told both species were found there), but a look at the stipules indicated they were just more D. capillaris with slightly longer than normal leaves.

Did I mention that before we left Wiggins, we stopped off at the Forest Service information center and spoke with the folks there? I was curious to learn if they had any suggestions of places to visit or things to look for. They were very nice people; when I mentioned that I work in invasive species management and pointed out that my office's web site was mentioned on their own informative documents, they really warmed up. Marilyn S was even kind enough to give me a CD with music performed by Forest Service staff, under the name of The Blues Rangers!

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©Barry Rice, 2005