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A Shadow over North Carolina

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A little oddness:
Poor Drosera intermedia seems to be very susceptible to producing modified, mutated inflorescences. Instead of making seed capsules, the flowers were transformed into plantlets. This is called "false vivipary" (and not vegetative apomyxis, as is often claimed).

I have seen Drosera intermedia do this in cultivation and also in New Jersey. The flower stalks can be removed and, with proper babying, rooted to make new plants. I wonder why this species is so prone to this aberration?

All those matted green filaments on the ground are leaves of Utricularia juncea.

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