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Appalachian Excursion in 2005!

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Emerging inflorescences:
Look at all the developing flowers! The last time I visited there were hardly any flowers present, and those few bore evidence of poaching by trespassers with clippers. I wonder if the fire stimulated blooming? But my gut feeling is that embryonic flower buds were probably formed before the fire, in early fall. I wonder if perhaps Sarracenia regularly abort flower buds unless the conditions are propitious?

A bonus from the recent burn was that all the flagging had been removed1. Rebar stakes still remained for permanent vegetation monitoring, of course, but these weren't so ugly to my camera lens.

This is another view of these plants from a slightly different vantage point.

1Apparently before the burn, because not even wires were present.

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©Barry Rice, 2005